Some 103 foreign documentaries from 46 countries have been selected to be screened at the 11th Cinema Verite in Iran.
Germans are at the top of the list with 13 films, followed by works from Britain, France, Denmark, the US, Spain, Italy, Poland, Lebanon, Portugal, Russia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Qatar and many other countries.
Organized by the Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC), the 11th Cinema Verite is to be held on December 10-17, 2017, in Tehran.
The DEFC is the largest center for production, distribution and promotion of documentary, animated and experimental pictures in the Middle East.
The Cinema Verite aims at protection of the nation's identity, promoting creative documentary, reinforcing the link between documentary cinema and social facts and events, introducing new global developments in documentary cinema, providing financial support for documentarians by distributing and screening their works in other festivals and removing hurdles to film production.