Noureddin Zarrinkelk

Noureddin ZarrinkelkI just came across a brief, but interesting report on renown Iranian animation filmmaker and illustrator Noureddin Zarrinkelk’s recent appearance at Dartmouth College. The story in The Dartmouth begins by noting that,

In 1986, during the thick of the Iran-Iraq war, Iranian animator Noori Zarrinkelk visited Dartmouth for the first time to give a presentation on his work. Zarrinkelk returned to the College last Friday—over 20 years later and with Iran once again in the news—to give a similar presentation in Loew Auditorium. Zarrinkelk screened five of his films, which express the need for global peace and understanding, as well as two others from contemporary Iranian animators.

Unfortunately, the piece tends to be rather superficial, but it did lead me to check out  Zarrinkelk’s website, which announces that,

The 9th exhibition of the Association of Illustrators of Children’s Books is held for commemoration of Nouredin Zarrin Kelk. The exhibition is organized to appreciate the activities of the father of Iran’s animation, in Momayez Gallery of the Iranian Artists’ Forum, from Monday May 29, for 6 days.

It also includes a brief tribute to Zarrinkelk by Borivoj Dovnikovic Bordo, one of the founders of the Zagreb School of Animation.

Author: Harvey Deneroff

Harvey Deneroff is a Los Angeles-based independent animation and film scholar specializing in labor history. He formerly taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design and was editor of Animation Magazine, Animation World Magazine, and Graiffit (published by ASIFA-Hollywood). He is the founder and past president of the Society for Animation Studies.