Iran, Azerbaijan to collaborate on film project about Hakim Nizami

Iran, Azerbaijan to collaborate on film project about Hakim Nizami
In a joint effort to celebrate their shared cultural heritage, Iran and Azerbaijan will collaborate on a new cinematic project about the great Persian poet of the 12th century Hakim Nizami, the Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance said.
Mohammad Mehdi Esmaeili was in Baku, Azerbaijan, to participate in the 6th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, ECI reported. Highlighting the significance of Persian poetry and its common legacy between Iran and Azerbaijan, Esmaeili expressed hope that the movie would be produced with the cooperation of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Jamal al-Din Abu Muhammad Ilyas ibn Yusuf ibn-Zakki, popularly known as Nizami Ganjavi and Hakim Nizami, was a Muslim poet and is considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature who brought a colloquial and realistic style to the Persian epic. His heritage is widely appreciated in Iran as well as the Republic of Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, the Kurdistan region, and Tajikistan. March 12 has been named as Nizami Ganjavi Commemoration Day in the official Iranian calendar. In addition to Iran, Nizami’s statues can be found in Azerbaijan, China, Italy, etc. 
The 6th edition of the World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, operating under the theme “Dialogue for Peace and Global Security: Cooperation and Interconnectivity,” was convened from May 1 to 3 in Baku.
May 4, 2024 11:13
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