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DAF
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directed by Bahman Ghobadi, 1969- (Jeonju International Film Festival, 2003), 39 mins
This simple but affecting documentary portrays a rural craftsman who makes a traditional Iranian percussion instrument called a daf. All able-bodied family members participate in the production, including a blind son, whom we see hitching a ride to market with his sister to purchase the sheep skins and wood planks...
directed by Bahman Ghobadi, 1969- (Jeonju International Film Festival, 2003), 39 mins
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Disappearing World, The Dervishes of Kurdistan
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directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 1 hour 1 mins
The Dervishes of Kurdistan captures the mountainous frontier of Iran and Iraq. The Dervishes' religious faith allows them to thrust skewers in their cheeks, plunge daggers in their sides, eat glass, and lick white-hot spoons. This program shows how religion and politics are intertwined in Islamic culture.
directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 1 hour 1 mins
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From Babylonia To Beverly Hills: The Exodus of Iran's Jews
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written by Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974-; directed by Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974-; produced by Sara Nodjoumi, fl. 1997-2015 and Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2003), 27 mins
In 1979, the Islamic Revolution in Iran brought a twenty-five- hundred-year-old history to a close for the Jews who left their homeland for America. Uncertain about their safety and fearing religious persecution in Khomeini's Islamic Theocracy, an estimated 80,000 of Iran's 100,000 Jews fled the country. This docu...
written by Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974-; directed by Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974-; produced by Sara Nodjoumi, fl. 1997-2015 and Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2003), 27 mins
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The Ladies Room
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directed by Mahnaz Afzali, 1963- (Privately Published, 2003), 56 mins
Filmed in a woman's restroom located in a public park in Iran's metropolitan center of Tehran, this documentary explodes Western stereotyping of women in Iran. The elder who runs the washroom offers a shoulder to cry on or tough love in a place where women, many of them especially marginalized because they are pro...
directed by Mahnaz Afzali, 1963- (Privately Published, 2003), 56 mins
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My Mother's Home, Lagoon
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written by Mehrdad Oskooee; directed by Mehrdad Oskooee; produced by Mehrdad Oskooee and Toufan Nahanghodrati, fl. 2001, European Union. MEDIA Programme (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 30 mins
Like Kurosawa's Woman in the Dunes, 67-year-old Kobra battles the elements on a lagoon in Iran to eke out a living for herself and her 100-year-old invalid mother. Even on New Year's day she is out in her rowboat before dawn, dropping and hauling her nets for the modest catch. She must argue fiercely with the men...
written by Mehrdad Oskooee; directed by Mehrdad Oskooee; produced by Mehrdad Oskooee and Toufan Nahanghodrati, fl. 2001, European Union. MEDIA Programme (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 30 mins
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The Culture of the Turkmen in Iran
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produced by Babak Karimi; in Devil on the Roof (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 9 mins
This segment looks at several aspects of Turkmen culture: government, gender roles, circumcision, and marriage.
produced by Babak Karimi; in Devil on the Roof (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 9 mins
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Disappearing World, The Dervishes of Kurdistan
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directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1973), 59 mins
A community of Kurds resident in Iran on the border with Iraq forms the subject of this film. Many of the inhabitants of the community are refugees from Kurdish areas of Iraq and the villagers are Qadiri Dervishes – followers of an ecstatic mystical cult of Islam. The unusual manifestations of the Qadiri Dervish...
directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1973), 59 mins
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آخرین ملکه زمین
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directed by Mohammad Reza Arab, fl. 2006; performed by Ali Azadnia, fl. 2006, Asghar Hemmat, fl. 1978-2011 and Ghorban Nadjafi, fl. 1995-2012 (Iran: Privately Published), 1 hour 25 mins
Alibakhsh is an Afghani who has been forced to leave his wife, his family, and his home in order to find a job. He makes his way to Iran where he secures work in a henna grinding plant. While he is happy to be able to support his family from afar, Alibakhsh looks forward to the day when he can be reunited with the...
directed by Mohammad Reza Arab, fl. 2006; performed by Ali Azadnia, fl. 2006, Asghar Hemmat, fl. 1978-2011 and Ghorban Nadjafi, fl. 1995-2012 (Iran: Privately Published), 1 hour 25 mins
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Amin = امین
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directed by Shahin Parhami, fl. 2007-2015 (Iran: Privately Published), 2 hours
Amin is the story of an ancient musical tradition and one man's struggle to preserve it. It is told using a unique approach to documentary storytelling that challenges the boundaries of fiction and reality. Amin Aghaie is a young modern nomad from the south of Iran. He has dedicated his life to preserving, documen...
directed by Shahin Parhami, fl. 2007-2015 (Iran: Privately Published), 2 hours
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Enclose
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directed by Reza Khatibi, fl. 2002 (Iran: Iranian Independents, 2009), 1 hour 32 mins
A few British tourists, who are exploring the forests of Northern Iran, are mysteriously murdered. Major Mohebi is called in to investigate the case, in spite of his recent loss of his wife and unborn child. Through his investigations, Major Mohebi becomes increasingly entangled in the local folklore, as he unrave...
directed by Reza Khatibi, fl. 2002 (Iran: Iranian Independents, 2009), 1 hour 32 mins
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