According to the Mehr news agency, citing the public relations of the Documentary Network, the documentary “Bikhodafazi” directed by Sajjad Rajab Bloukat and produced by Mohammad Reza Karbalai and Ehsan Shadmani is a new production of the Sima Documentary Network, which will be aired on Thursday.
Referring to the subject of this documentary, Karbalai, the producer of this film, said: In this work, we have looked at the refugee issue of athletes from a new perspective and examined this issue in a critical manner. The issue of asylum and immigration is an issue that exists in all countries and among all classes, but we looked at this issue from a new perspective.
He continued: In order to make this documentary, we examined the refugee issue of athletes from 3 basic aspects. Subjects that may be a kind of red line in their place. The first issue is the issue of Iranian athletes not appearing before the athletes of the Zionist usurping regime, and the events after that can somehow provide a platform for Iranian athletes to seek refuge. Our main question in this section is why the authorities do not support the athletes who refused to appear before the Israelis, or is their support weak?
Referring to Saeed Moulai’s case in this documentary, Karbalai said: From this point of view, we have looked at Saeed Moulai’s case and we have investigated the events that caused him to go outside of Iran. In this section, we have mentioned that many of our athletes do not like to emigrate, but some officials with their lack of place bring the matter to the point where they make such a decision.
The producer of “No Goodbye” added: In the next part, we went to the athletes who, ironically, took the path of asylum because of too much attention. You can see an example of this in the case of Kimia Alizadeh. He decided to emigrate despite being noticed by the authorities and receiving a lot of support. In our opinion, this issue should have been discussed.
Referring to the conversation with the athletes who returned to the country, he said: The third case examined in the documentary “No Goodbye” is the discussion about the events after the Iranian athletes took refuge. For this purpose, we went to a number of athletes who emigrated from Iran, but returned to the country again. Their words are worthy of reflection and many of them talk about the false propaganda that pushes Iranian athletes to seek refuge.
About the narrative form of this work, Karbalai said: The main part of the documentary is the interviews we took with different people. We had interviews with athletes and officials. Among the famous faces who were in front of our camera, we can mention Mr. Salehi Amiri, the then head of the National Olympic Committee, the head of the Veterans Sports Federation, and the then heads of the Taekwondo and Judo Federation. We have also used archival images for interviews.
The production factors of this 45-minute documentary include; Writer and Director: Sajjad Bloukat, Producers: Ehsan Shadmani and Mohammad Reza Karbalai, Cinematographers: Navid Pourhaqiqi, Vahid Zarif, Reza Aziz Farkhani, Seyedhadi Ghasemi, Sound Operators: Kamiar Khodabandeh, Amirhossein Mohstam Razavi, Editing: Ali Zandieh, Research: Mohammad Reza Karbalai and Ehsan Shadmani and production manager: Mohammad Ershadi.
The documentary “Farewell” will be broadcast on Thursday, January 15 at 10:00 PM on Sima Documentary Network.