Two troubled lands where film is now bringing hope

Mansour Forouzesh

Iran and Ukraine usually make headlines because of internal or surrounding turmoil, but the arts are bringing hope to the people affected by the conflict. Sarah Carabott spoke to three individuals who are raising awareness about social issues through filmmaking.

If films were made about the effects of war, there would be less people who would resort to conflict, according to Iranian film director Mansour Forouzesh.

“Cinema could bring peace in some countries, such as the Middle East. Through film we could expose the social consequences of conflict, such as immigration, the realities of injured and homeless people and the results of chemical bombing.

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