World Longest Painting to Be Drawn in Bam, Iran

A023289010.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Children in Bam, Kerman province, will draw the longest painting in the world on a cloth stretching around the once devastated citadel of Arg-e Bam in one day during Bam Film and Photo Festival, slated for May.

Secretary of the festival, Morteza Atash-Zamzam said that the program is one of the sections of the festival to commemorate 25,000 Bam residents who were killed in an earthquake in December 2003.

After a lapse of almost two months since the issuance of call-up for entries for the festival, some 80 films and a large number of photos have been submitted to the secretariat.

The deadline for forwarding entries may be extended until February 19, he noted.

Commenting on the topic of the films, he said that the entries will be organized under the educational, reconstruction and disaster categories.

Stating that the selected films will compete in the festival, he also said that cash prizes of 20 to 30 million rials will be awarded for the top films while five to ten million rials will be given for the best photos.

Of course, the festival will present several special and valuable cash awards whose amounts will be announced during the festival, he said.

Non-governmental organizations as well as benefactors who were involved in the reconstruction of Bam will also be honored at the event, Atash-Zamzam concluded.

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