Daughter of Ahmadinejad advisor requests asylum in Germany
Renowed Iranian film maker Narges Kalhor , daughter of a close associate of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has requested asylum in Germany.
Kalhor's father Mehdi Kalhor is an advisor of Ahmednejad on culture and media affairs.
Narges was in Nuremberg film festival , Germany to present her short film "Darkhish" ( The Rake)
Organizers of a film festival say the daughter of an adviser to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has applied for asylum in Germany.
Nuremberg Human Rights Film Festival spokesman Matthias Rued said on Tuesday that Narges Kalhor informed festival organizers she had submitted her asylum application to authorities in the southern German city.
She is the daughter of Mr. Ahmadinejad’s adviser on cultural and media affairs, Mahdi Kalhor. He has been seen as a close ally of Mr. Ahmadinejad since early this decade.
Narges has studied films in Tehran, Iran and had a Bachelors Degree. She has five short films in her credit. The movie she presented in Nuremberg film festival "The Rake" is an Iranian adaptation of Franz Kafka's short story , "In the Penal Colony". The movie describes a torture machine that convicted with which prisoners are punished by scratching the verdict they are senteced with onto their body. In a symbolic way the movie condemns the use of torture in Iranian prisons and the totalitarianism of Iran’s authorities who are taken into sadomasochistic fascination of their own machinery. There are many references to the infamouse prisons in Iran.
Unlike the original in Narges's version the main charactor takes on and destroyes the machine and in turn the very system it represents.