“Mashd Abbas, to Be or Not to Be,” a 40-minute film, directed by documentarian Hashem Mortazavian, will go on screen at Imam Khomeini Negarestan, a cultural center.

The documentary was first released in 2017. Mortazavian has shot the scenes himself. The film shows how chain stores and megamalls in the ancient city and a major tourist attraction have negatively affected the local bazaar and retailers. Mashd Abbas in the title is a stereotypical name representing traditional retailers and small shop-owners.

Source: Financial Tribune