Society & Culture
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:33
Dr. Jahanpour: Cinema “Poetic, Artistic” Means of Documenting Health Defenders’ Sacrifice
TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iranian Health Ministry's Public Relations Office, Dr. Kianoush Jahanpour, says Iran’s health sector is the perfect resemblance of the concept of resistance which needs documentation.

“Despite all the hurdles on our way, not only we did not slow down, but also we were inspired for further developments in the area of medical science", said Dr. Jahanpour in his visit to the headquarters of the 16th Resistance International Film Festival on Tuesday.

"Since the Islamic revolution (1979) every single enhancement in the areas of medical science, new technologies, pharmaceutical industry, domestic pharmaceutical and medical equipment production, expansion of health network and the national health system and accessibility to the medical facilities had a backdrop of resistance, as they were managed to be done under the shadow of cruel international and unilateral sanctions", he said.

Dr. Jahanpour made the remarks during his meeting with the Director of the Festival, Mahdi Azimi Mirabadi, to sign a memorandum of cooperation to support and cooperate with the festival.

Dr. Jahanpour also portrayed the role of the health sector in the public resistance, saying “resistance is an overall concept that would cover most of the definitions, perspectives, and planning in different areas. The health sector is of no exclusion […] one of the main factors of public resistance and endurance in every society is its health."

Resistance Means Progress

"It is clear wherever the concept of resistance was applied, some sort of progress was noticeable", said Dr. Jahanpour. 

He further added, "the effect of the resistance on the velocity of our progress reminds us that we should apply the resistance approach in all possible areas […] we must implement an ideology and spread it.”

Cinema Means of Representation

Dr. Jahanpour believes cinema is a perfect means of representing the existing role models such as those in the health sector.

"The soul in every success of our society is the soul of resistance during the past 40 years and the health sector is the perfect resemblance of the spirit of the resistance on the frontlines of the battle of the coronavirus […] If we could not document their fight against the invisible enemy, we will lose a part of the resistance history”, Dr. Jahanpour restated.

He later defined the role of cinema as a “poetic and artistic” means of documentation, saying “there are different means of the documentation one of which is the poetic and artistic insight of the cinema […] we surely need cinema to portray the sacrifices of the health workers on the battlefield against the virus."

 

 

 

Bottom top
Holy Defense Museum in Tehran, Iran's War Memorial

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran's Holy Defense Museum is a 21-hectare complex focused on the Iran-Iraq War of 1980 to 1988 -- the conflict known in Iran as the "Holy Defense." [PHOTOS]
Israel: Streets on Fire as Protest Against COVID-19 Restrictions Hits Bnei Brak

TEHRAN (FNA)- The city of Bnei Brak was hit by a protest of members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. People protested against the coronavirus restrictions and a three-week quarantine recently re-imposed following a surge in cases. [VIDEO]
US: Chicago Protesters Hold Car Caravan, Rally on National Day of Protest Against Racism

TEHRAN (FNA)- Protesters rallied in Chicago on Saturday following a call to action to participate in another national day of protest by The National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. [VIDEO]
US: Riots Return to Portland as Protesters Attack Businesses, Burn Flags, Force Motorists to Pledge Loyalty to BLM

TEHRAN (FNA)- Several hundred people smashed up storefronts, torched American flags and harassed motorists in Portland, Oregon, following a brief lull in nearly nightly riots due to wildfires tearing through the state. [PHOTOS]
Iranian Overhaul Boeing 747 Plane

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian experts succeeded in overhauling a 50-year-old Boeing 747 cargo plane amid the harsh US sanctions against the country. [PHOTOS]
Israel: Several Arrested at Anti-Netanyahu Demo in Jerusalem

TEHRAN (FNA)- Several protesters were seen being arrested at an anti-government rally in Jerusalem. People were seen being detained by the police forces, with a car of a driver who braked abruptly in front of the demonstration earlier, was seen being searched. [VIDEO]
Iran: Ceremony Held to Honor 1mln Iran-Iraq War Veterans

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran held a ceremony to honor over one million Iran-Iraq war veterans on Monday. Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei addressed the event that was held to mark the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the Sacred Defense through videoconference and hailed their bravery during the eight years of the Sacred Defense. [PHOTOS]
Germany: People Rally Against Coronavirus Restrictions in Dusseldorf, Berlin

TEHRAN (FNA)- Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Dusseldorf to rally against measures put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Demonstrators carried placards and banners decrying the restrictions as they marched through central Dusseldorf. Counter-protesters could also be seen along the route of the march, although they were separated from the protesters by police. [VIDEO]
Face Mask, New Wearables in Age of COVID-19

TEHRAN (FNA)- Welcome to the age of COVID-19, Wearing a medical mask is one of the prevention measures that can limit the spread of certain respiratory viral diseases, including COVID-19. However, the use of a mask alone is insufficient to provide an adequate level of protection, and other measures should also be adopted.[PHOTOS]
AEOI Chief: Multilateralism in Danger by US' Destructive Policies

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi underlined the need for the global community to stand against the US bullying, reiterating that ending Washington's destructive behavior is necessary to protect multilateralism.
Leader: Sacred Defense Showed Invading Iran Too Costly

TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that Iran's decisively victorious defense against foreign-backed forces of Iraq’s former dictator Saddam Hussein proved that invading the country is "too costly".
Official: Iran Able to Increase Oil Production to 8.5mln Barrels

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior member of Iran’s Expediency Council (EC) underlined the country’s capability to produce 8.5mln barrels of oil.
Leaked Docs: US Branches of Deutsche Bank Suspected of Facilitating Funds to Daesh in Iraq

TEHRAN (FNA)- Leaked reports revealed that the US branches of Deutsche Bank are suspected of facilitating money transfer to Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) in Iraq at the height of the group's terror campaign.
Iranian FM: Igniters of War Not Able to End It

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif commemorated the Iranians' sacrifices during the 8 years of the Iraqi imposed war in 1980s, warning enemies that they may initiate war against his nation, but won't be the one who finishes it off.
Trump Mocks Journalist Shot by Rubber Bullets During George Floyd Protests, Says It Was A ‘Beautiful Sight’

TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump described the moment police shot an MSNBC reporter with rubber bullets amid protests in May as “a beautiful sight”.