Special Jury Award at Health Film Festival was given to “Mother of the Earth”
The closing ceremony of Health Film Festival was held at Vahdat Hall on August 27th. In this ceremony, the Jury’s Special award including Golden Tablet and Diploma was awarded to the documentary film “Mother of the Earth” directed by Mahnaz Afzali.
The closing ceremony of Health Film Festival continued with tribute paid to Rakhshan Banietemad. First a video clip was played followed by Mrs. Banietemad stepping onto the stage with the words: “I'm glad that some of the films I made were appreciated and that my films have had little effect.”
Next, Hassan Ghazizadeh, the minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education, Mohammad Hadi Ayazi, Health Ministry”s Deputy for Social Affairs, Ebrahim Daroughehzadeh, the secretary of the 2nd Health Film Festival, Jahangir Kosari, film producer and husband of Mrs. Banietemad's, Houshang Golmakani, film critic, Fereydoon Jeyrani, filmmaker and film critic, Manouchehr Shahsavari, House of Cinema's managing director, walked onto the stage to pay their tributes and present a tablet of appreciation to Rakhshan Banietemad.
It should be noted that the 2nd Health Film Festival was held in Tehran August 23 – 27 and the two documentary films “Mother of the Earth” directed by Mahnaz Afzali and “MAHAK: The World She Founded” directed by Mohsen Abdolvahab and produced by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb were screened in the competition Section of the 2nd Health Film Festival.