In an exclusive report, Iran historian has discussed the mistakes made by ‘Maryam’ director resulting from his lack of information about Iran history, culture, and language.
In a series of programs called Cinema VS History hosted by ifilm, Iran veteran historian Khosrow Motazed sheds light on the reality behind anti-Iran films produced by Hollywood.
According to the historian, since the director of the movie is not familiar with the Persian language, culture, and history, the movie depicts wrong picture out of Iran and its history. He wants to show Iranian people as bias who behave under religious fanaticism in a country like America that claims to be among the pioneers of freedom and human rights.
One of the weak points of the film is that the director has no information about the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the fact that Shah fled the country facing mass demonstration by Iranian people. Shah made attempts to go to the US but what he did was completely fruitless.
The movie does not say anything about the view that the Americans had about Iranians before the 1979 Revolution. They looked at Iranians as people who lived in primitive style. The flick does not say anything about the bill that the parliament passed about capitulation providing diplomatic immunity for American military personnel living in Iran. The director does not have a syllable of information about the roots of revolution in Iran.
“An Iranian-born teenager living in suburban New Jersey thinks of herself as simply an American until anti-Iranian sentiment erupts in her community after American hostages are held in Iran,” a short synopsis of the flick reads.