Mystic Iran: The Unseen World (2002)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Anthropology, Religions & Belief Systems, Armchair Travel  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |  
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Persian-born filmmaker Aryana Farshad directs and stars in the hour-long documentary Mystic Iran: The Unseen World. At a risk to her personal safety, Farshad took a camera crew into remote areas of Iran to document various religious and traditional events. This film captures her travels throughout Iran over a period of nine months in 2001. Some of these traditions have never before been captured on film, such as women's chambers in the great mosque, fire rituals in the temple caves of Zarathustra, and sacred dancers in the mountains of Kurdistan. Mystic Iran: The Unseen World was shown at the Island Independent Film Festival in Honolulu, HI.

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ceremony, cultural-traditions, Iran, Kurdistan, monument, mosque, mountains, mysticism, religious-principles, ritual, sacred-grounds