Around 160 figures of Iran’s motion pictures industry have addressed a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, asking for active role in putting an end for the current violence on Gaza:
You must be in the same opinion with us that the UN has not been always managed in a way to take pride it, times when ignorance to genocide, violations, injustice, and lack of regard for less privileged nations has been on agenda for the governors of the UN, leading to the demolition of the organization’s dignity. And times when it has stepped forward to defend humanity and the oppressed people of the world, brining pride and dignity not only for the whole of the UN, but especially for its leaders.
The poor people of Iraq and Gaza are being mercilessly massacred. Women, children, and the elderly have to look for a piece of rest in a flimsy abode in these lands while terrorism has ripped peace away from the world in general, and from the Middle East in particular; at a time when you are the Secretary General of the United Nations.
As artists and filmmakers of Iran, we know it to be a humanitarian, national, and historical duty to, following religious beliefs and Divine values, ask you, who are a person with influence within an international body, to play your historic role in this particular time and to use your entire capacities and legal as well as natural abilities to take a decisive step in brining peace and security to the world.