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President Mir Qanbar (Raeis Jomhur Mir Qanbar)
Year:  2005
Running Time:  70 minutes
Country:  Iran
Genre:  Documentary
Cast:  Mir Qanbar
Showtime:   Tuesday, March 27, 2007 @ 07:30 PM
Director:  Mohammad Shirvani

Description:
  Once an employee of Iran's Ministry of the Interior, Mir Qanbar is now a 74-year-old retiree who has dedicated himself to winning an elected position in his country's government, be it the presidency or merely a seat in Parliament. Despite a profound lack of success (he has been disqualified from several presidential elections for not having enough votes, and gets infinitesimal support in parliamentary elections), Mir Qanbar and his faithful friend Seifollah, who distributes leaflets from a mule-drawn cart and has been promised the role of Minister for Health because he is disabled and can feel for those like him, campaign tirelessly, traveling from village to village, and talking with farmers, shepherds, and assorted passers-by. President Mir Qanbar throws up simple truths an idealism which the filmmaker seems to say is disappearing.


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Screening With: Wind, Ten Years Old

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