Hazy Beliefs

Director: Amirhosein Khalilzadeh

Hazy Beliefs

“Hazy Beliefs” is a film about the history of Iran during the prime minister ship of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, which at that time some foreign countries had banned the sale of Iranian oil. This film narrates the manner of circumvent these sanctions and the first sale of Iranian oil after the nationalization of the oil industry to Japan, and the similarity of this historical period to the current period of sanctions.

Format: Long TV documentary
2018-2019
Producer and Director: Amir Hossein Khalilzadeh

I’m not that interested in politics, but political history has fascinated me because it has many lessons in its heart and reveals the hidden unspoken with a cursory look and a little research.
Like many people, I believe that the study of political history, though bitter and unpleasant, informs man of the socio-political context of his life.
Iran; the country in which I was born has a history full of betrayal, wonder and complexity. Its history has often been related to important world events, and during its contemporary period, events have taken place that cannot be simply ignored. Oil, Iranian history and world equations were three important phenomena during the First and Second World Wars that Iranian and non-Iranian audiences don’t know much about from many aspects. These issues made me, as a director, narrating the importance of Iranian oil during and after the World Wars by making the documentary “Hazy Beliefs.”