The Final Word

Director & Editor: Moslem Mansouri
Associate director: Lila Ghobady
On line editing: Hossein Arian
Photographer: Bahar Jalehmahmoudi

Producers: Hassan Ahmadi, Moslem Mansouri, Soudabeh Shamlou

USA, 2009, 55 min

The Final Word (2008-2009,U.S); Moslem Mansouris second documentary film about the legendary late Ahmad Shamlou, one of the most prominent and influential contemporary Iranian poets. The film is an unseen 55 minutes collection of interviews with the poet and his long time partner, Aida, two years before he died.

In his poetry, Mr. Shamlou, spoke consciously of human suffering, injustice and love. Through his distinctive expression of language, he skilfully sided with the oppressed and opposed cruel regimes and their inhumane institutions.