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Oliver Stone To Rehab Ahmadinejad’s Image

From Iran’s Mehr News:

Oliver Stone still keen to make film on Iranian prez

TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (MNA) — Oliver Stone is still proposing to make a documentary about the Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, Iranian producer and filmmaker Alireza Sajjadpur said on Thursday.

The request has been submitted by Stone’s publicist via an email to the president’s office, he added.

“Stone’s publicist referred to the bad image that the U.S. media has given to Islam and Islamic countries and said that the documentary could assist in countering such negative propaganda,” Sajjadpur explained.

Sajjadpur, who is regularly consulted by the president’s art and cultural advisors and is also the secretary of Iran’s Islamic Society of Artists, emphasized that it is western media and Hollywood which are the culprits responsible for creating a bad image for Islam and said, “We should see how Stone can manage to improve this image within such a bad atmosphere which has been created by the media.”

Ahmadinejad’s art advisor Javad Shamaqdari stated that the president has not yet given any response to this latest request and remarked that Ahmadinejad wants the film to be made by an Iranian.

Stone’s first request for making the documentary was announced by Sajjadpur on June 28, but President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s media advisor Mehdi Kalhor rejected Oliver Stone’s request calling him a part of the Great Satan.

The Founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Imam Khomeini, first dubbed the U.S. “the Great Satan” after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Just in case their was still any doubt about Mr. Stone’s sanity.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, August 18th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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