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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Adapted from website:] Jahan News

[Date:] 25 Bahman 1391 [13 February 2013]


Where Does Makhmalbaf Spend the Baha’i Money?

Mohsen Makhmalbaf returned empty-handed from the Rotterdam Film Festival, following his reportage that had cost the perverse Baha’i sect [a lot of money].

According to Jahan News, quoting the political correspondent of the Journalists’ Club, the so-called film, The Gardener, which Mohsen Makhmalbaf made with the help of his son for the perverse Baha’i sect in the occupied territories, failed to win the Golden Leopard Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival at its latest anti-Iranian international festival.

On 16 Bahman 1391 [4 February 2013], the Journalists’ Club published a news item from the latest advertorial of the seditious art headquarters for Israel, which mentioned the details of the production of the so-called film, The Gardener, and some of Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s personality traits. When Mohsen Makhmalbaf was preparing his [documentary] for the Baha’is, to be screened at various international festivals, this dejected [person] may never have thought that the film he had made for them would not win the Rotterdam Leopard Prize.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf travelled to the occupied territories to produce a [documentary] called The Gardener in the hope of a creating a false campaign against the Islamic Republic of Iran. By taking money from the Baha’i sect’s worldwide network and [gaining] their support, he [hoped] that his film would be nominated in various international festivals and would win all the awards.

This film, which is [obviously] amateur and unprofessional, won the Busan Film Festival Award at the beginning of its run, before being nominated for the Rotterdam Film Festival with the hope and support of the Baha’i world network. But Mohsen Makhmalbaf was the big failure of this festival.

Where Was the Money Raised From the Counter-Revolutionary Currents And the Baha’i Worldwide Network Spent?

Mohsen Makhmalbaf, during his so-called artistic activity in Iran, where he was mostly [involved in] smear campaigns, became a low-rank director. After the seditious events of 1388 [2009] under the auspices of the counter-revolutionary currents and finally the Baha’i worldwide network, he needed to find housing and shelter for himself and live in the City of Paris, like some of his seditious colleagues, in order not to remain homeless and roofless.