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Sun Jul 8, 2012 2:13PM

Iranian documentary filmmaker Ali Abdipour has been awarded by the Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME). Abdipour received the second ROPME 2012 award for his Voyage to the Persian Gulf . He had also won the 2009 ROPME Sea Area Gold Award for his Red Killers. Born in 197, Ali Abdipour has a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Directing from the Art University of Tehran and has been producing and directing documentaries and short films in Iran since 1992. He is also a member of EDN (European Documentary Network) and is known for his environmental and underwater films. Mysterious Death of Dolphins, Dam Construction in Iran, Green, White, Blue, The Jewel of The Zagros, Meymand, Lost in Time and Sun Islanders are among Abdipour’s other productions. The Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME) has eight member states namely Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The countries joined forces in 1978 to adopt the Kuwait Regional Convention for Cooperation on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Pollution, otherwise known as the Kuwait Convention and four associated Protocols. TE/TE
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