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specialty journal of humanities and cultural science
Volume 3, 2018, Issue 4
A Study of the Aspects of Criticism of Ebrahim Golestan's the Ghost Valley's Treasure Mysteries
Ahmadreza Shabanzadeh
Pages: 36-39


The Ghost Valley's Treasure Mysteries is a film that has been produced based on political intentions and has its origin in the critical conditions of a society where corruption had permeated into every affair. The thinkers and intellectuals of past decades in Iran as well as the then official authorities who had ordered the film to be banned and those who assessed the film according to the social conditions of those times have always underlined the point that Golestan's film with its bitter metaphors sought to ridicule Pahlavi regime and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. But now we can have a new vision of the film and the comments that have been made around it. Having reviewed the film in the light of Golestan's works which have adopted alerting approach instead of predictive attitude, one can feasibly claim that Golestan intended to warn the men of power and people that the existing political conditions will lead to a gap. The inattention to this issue can result in misunderstanding which might have been the reason why the film was seized. One of the neglected aspects of Golestan's work is his attention to a criticism that he thought that could be effective of course not for incitement of people's emotions. Golestan himself did not see the intellectualism and criticism in insulting and rowdyism, i.e. the same event which happened for the Ghost Valley's Treasure Mysteries. The current essay seeks to uncover another face of Golestn and his the Ghost Valley's Treasure Mysteries based on analytical studies of the existing historical documents in this regard.

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specialty journal of humanities and cultural science
Issue 1, Volume 5, 2020