Abbas Kiarostami, (1940-2016) Film Director and Artist. He studied painting at the School of Fine Arts of Tehran University. After graduation, he illustrated children's books and he made posters for film distribution. Between the years of 1960-69, he produced more than 150 commercials. In 1970 he made his first short film, The Bread and Alley, commissioned by the Iranian Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults. In 1974 he made his first feature film, The Traveler. In 1999 he published a collection of poems, Walking with the Wind. He made up to 38 films. Some of his screenplays and films have been banned in Iran by the Iranian authorities at various times. His films include: Where is Your Friends Home? (1987); Close Up (1990); Through the Olive Trees (1994); The Taste of Cherry (1997); The Wind Will Carry Us (1999); Ten (2002), etc.