Iranian film producer Vasgen Badal and Jack Lynch

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Title

Iranian film producer Vasgen Badal and Jack Lynch

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Jack Lynch, Vasgen Badal, St Finbarr award, Louis Marcus, John Grierson

Description

This is a black and white photo of the Fianna Fáil politician Jack Lynch (1917-1999) on the right presenting a St Finbarr statuette to Vasgen Badal in his capacity as leader of the German delegation. The Press Comments section of the 1959 Festival of Cork programme has an image of Badal being presented the award for the film Dreamroad of the World (Hans Domnick, 1958).

Vasgen Badal (1891-1959) was an Iranian-German film producer of which there is little known. He moved to Germany from Tehran as a young man where he learned about film and set up the film company 'Badal-Filmproduktion' producing a number of films in the thirties and forties including a Nazi propaganda film Roter Nebel (UA, 1941) which was released after the German attack on the USSR in June 1941.

The rear of the photo notes that the Scottish documentary maker John Grierson is one of the three men in the background looking on at the presentation. Grierson was a Scottish documentary maker who coined the term 'documentary' in a review of Robert J. Flaherty's Moana (1926). He was jury president of the festival in 1958 and, in 1972, the prestigious Grierson Awards were set up to commemorate his life and contribution to documentary film.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, RW Hammond

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1958

Contributor

RW Hammond

Rights

©RW Hammond. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

1958
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

216 x 166mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, RW Hammond , “ Iranian film producer Vasgen Badal and Jack Lynch,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed January 27, 2022, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/91.