Mystic Iran - The Unseen World
English DVD collection
- Mystic Iran - Narrated by: Shohreh Aghdashloo. Length. 52”
Academy Award nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog) narrates this award-winning documentary that chronicles filmmaker Aryana Farshad’s soul-stirring spiritual odyssey deep into the heart of her native country Iran after a 25-year absence. At the risk of confiscation of film equipment and the threat of drug traffickers, Farshad embarked on a courageous and unprecedented cinematic tour to capture on film rites and rituals hidden for centuries. From the women's chamber of the Great Mosque, to the temple-caves in the land of Zarathustra, to the sacred dance of the Dervishes in Kurdistan, she gained access to religious ceremonies and locations never before seen by the outside world.
- Extra Feature: Inside Iran Today. Documentary Film. Length. 30”
A companion film to Mystic Iran etchesa fascinating portrait of contemporary Iran little seen by the outside world. Inside Iran Today has a general view covering the ancient and contemporary history, culture, religions and life in Iran, from Cyrus the Great to coming of The Ayatolleh Khomeini.