Executive Producers: Behrouz Maghsoudlou, Akbar Ghahary
Producer: Bahman Maghsoudlou
1999, Color, 60 min., Documentary, Iran-USA
A documentary about one of the most important Iranian poets and intellectual icons. Includes commentary by acclaimed Iranian filmmakers Bahram Beyza’i, Naser Taghva’i and Abbas Kia-Rostami. Also includes commentary from the following prominent Iranian intellectuals, artists, writers, poets and literary historians: Simin Behbahani, Iran Darroudi, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Mohammad Ghazi, Mohammad Hoghoughi, Javad Mojabi, Zia Movahhed, Esmail Nouriala, Mohammad Ali Sepanlou, Pouran Soltani, and his beloved wife Ayda Shamlou.
Official selection for the Stig Dagerman Award Ceremony at which Mr. Shamlou was honored and presented with the award in Sweden, 1999. Also selected to be screened in Washington, D. C. at MESA 1999, CIRA 2000 and SIS 2000.
The film was shown on Canadian television on the Learning and Skills channel in the Fall of 2003.
Ahmad Shamlou: Master Poet of Liberty is now available on DVD from Pathfinder Pictures. It can be ordered from Amazon, Netflix, direct from IFVC.com or at any of your finer video outlets.
On July 1, 2008, a companion book to the movie was published by the Ketab Corporation of Los Angeles. The book contains a lot of interesting information about the making of the film, including a letter written to producer Bahman Maghsoudlou by the poet shortly before his death.
This is the first book in a series about the making of assorted IFVC productions. Mr Maghsoudlou chose to dedicate this first book to the memory of his beloved brother, Behrouz, an integral part of IFVC from the beginning, who passed away a few months before publication.