Hossein from IranName: Hossein Karimpouri
Location: Shiraz, Iran
Which politician would you like to interview, and why?
Vladimir Putin. I will ask him that how did he find this new model for Russia? How did he rebuild his country? What is the model of democracy in Russia? I think that his experiences really useful for my country.
If you would be able to ban a characteristic of your people, what would it be?
What is your image of Holland?
When I was seven years old my only image of Holland was a cow on the label of a kind of little milky chocolate, I really liked it. The people who ride the bicycles in windy, snowy and rainy weather with rings of trams and sounds of churchbells in the streets is the new image I have now. The most fantastic experience for me was to be in one place with all these other nationalities when I rode a bus or tram there.
If you would be able to export a characteristic of your people, what would it be?
A table full of Iranian food, salads and desserts with herbal and flower extracts for drink.
If you could change one thing about your country, what would it be?
New architecture for Iranian cities.
Which fellow countryman are you most proud of?
Hafiz. the great poet of my city who lived seven centuries ago. I would be so proud if I could show only one sentence of his poems in a film. His work is complicated, simple, fresh and full of ideas all at the same time and the only book you can find in every Iranian house is his poems.
What are you doing ten years from now?
I have hundred of projects I want to do. I am trying to find my style in cinema and also to show the hidden side of my country which is beautiful, strange, wild, honest and hypocrite at the same time. Documentary making has been the best option for me in these recent years.