Mohammad Mehdi Heydarian, Head of the Cinema Department of the Academy of Arts of the Islamic Republic of Iran, expressed his condolences on the death of Akbar Alemi, documentary filmmaker, professor at Tarbiat Modares University, critic, and researcher in the field of cinema.
According to the public relations of the Academy of Arts, the text of this message is as follows:
Today was a bitter day for Iranian cinema. Alemi passed away from the world of cinema. Dr. Akbar Alemi, a kind, humble and good tempered professor, left a large number of friends, students and cinema lovers alone.
The cinema group of the Academy of Arts condoles the loss of this knowledgeable professor, researcher, author and documentary filmmaker to academics, filmmakers, cinema enthusiasts and the artistic community of the country.