Cinema Club At MAANU

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Located in Hyderabad, Maulana Azad National Urdu University’s Instructional Media Centre has launched a cinema Club “Cinematheque MANUU” on 26th October. An Iranian Film Festival was also inaugurated in collaboration with Iran Culture House.. Dr.Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Vice-Chancellor presided over the inaugural session. Mr. Ali Asghar Rastgou, First Consul, Consulate General of Iran, Hyderabad, and others were the guests of honour.
Mr. Rizwan Ahmad, Director IMC, explained that the idea behind Cinematheque MANUU is to offer students the chance to complement their studies with activities related to culture and personal development. It is a campus enrichment programme wherein weekly open air screenings of cinema classics, educational programs, films and documentaries will be screened for the students and staff members.
An exhibition of works of Mahmood Farshcian, who is a Master of Persian Paintings and miniatures was also inaugurated at IMC Auditorium in the evening the same day.
Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Vice-Chancellor who declared open the Cinematheque MANUU described Persian as the dress of Urdu language and lauded the selection of Iranian films to be screened. Mr. Ali Asghar Rastgou, Ist Consul, Consulate General Iran, called the festival a step forward to strengthen the traditional cultural ties between India and Iran. Mr. Mohsen Ashouri, Cultural Attaché, Iran, presented an overview of the Iranian films and said that they contain messages aimed at reforming the society.
(Extracted from twocircles.net)