Film producer Manouchehr Mohammadi said "What has happened in Iraq, and of course before that in Syria and much earlier in Afghanistan is that extremist murderous groups commit the most heinous of crimes in the name of Islam and religious thought, expressing their deeds in the form of religious, and sometimes sectarian, convictions.”
"That is what lays a heavier duty on the Iranian cinema in fighting Islamo-phobia, acting as a medium, and showing reaction to the human catastrophe that is taking place,” he pointed out.
He added "There is this heavy burden for cinema in covering the matter because unfortunately such terrorist acts afflict one regardless of their religion or nationality across the world and in the Middle East in particular. It is to pity that the aim is to deprive Muslims around the world of seeing a day of peace through religious clash.”
The filmmaker maintained that the policy in making films against ISIS violence should be to clarify the distinction between Sunni Muslims and the Takfiri, Salafi, and the terrorist groups which undertake violent acts in the name of Islam and Sunniism.