The premiere of a documentary on world-renowned Turkish-Armenian photographer journalist Ara Guler was made in the Iranian capital Tehran on Febuary 3, ermenihaber reported. The film was produced by journalist Coskun Aral in memory of his 40-year friendship with Güler.
Within the scope of the project, titled “Ara Guler Universal,” an exhibition was opened at the Nabshi Cultural Center in Tehran. The documentary was shown in the same venue as part of the exhibition.
The documentary features the life story of Guler since his childhood as well as his relations with internationally-known artists and encounters of their life. In the documentary, with his unique style, Guler questions the meaning of life and tells the first excitements of his youth.
Following the premiere, Patrice Vallette, the creator of the Ara Guler Universal project, made a speech and said the documentary was very emotional and successful.
The Iranian-Armenian photojournalist Seyfullah Semendiyan said that Guler featured his own life in the documentary and such works were very rare. Aral said that they organized the premiere of the documentary in Tehran upon demands, and it would be screened in Turkey and other countries in the event of a demand, too.