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Ghazizadeh Documentary Airs

The first of three documentaries produced for Amir-Hossein Ghzaizadeh Hashemi’s campaign aired tonight on national television. In the film, Ghazizadeh promotes his plans for Iran, “a government of peace”, as well as his image, introducing his family life. The film drew criticism online, with many Iranians calling the production derivative of the work of Iranian director Iraj Maleki. Another scene where Ghazizadeh spreads out a dining cloth (sofreh) over a carpet has been compared to the family garden scene in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s 2005 campaign documentary. Each candidate has been allocated airtime and resources to produce three half-hour campaign documentaries.