TEHRAN.(Iranart) – Austrian composer Eric Spitzer-Marlyn visited the Film Museum of Iran on Wednesday, donating his old Nagra III tape recorder to the museum in Tehran during a special ceremony.
Spitzer-Marlyn is in Tehran to hold workshops during the 13th Cinéma Vérité, Iran’s major international documentary film festival, which is currently underway in Tehran.
“This device is still working and I used it on several film projects,” he said and added, “I still prefer to use such an old device instead of a new digital one.”
“I wanted to do something when I saw the enthusiasm of the young Iranian documentarians and film lovers during my previous workshops at the previous edition of the festival, so I decided to donate this device to the museum,” Spitzer-Marlyn stated.
Iranian documentarian Ahmed Zabeti-Jahromi, who was in attendance at the ceremony, said that the museum will preserve the device as a memento of Spitzer-Marlyn’s stay in Tehran, and it will remain in the memory of the museum forever.
Spitzer-Marlyn is known for his collaboration as a sound engineer with the famous German screenwriter and documentarian, Werner Herzog.
Source: Tehran Times