MUSIQUES ET RITES DE PERSE – THE DERVISHES OF NAJJAR (special Nowruz release)

special release of 7 short films to celebrate Persian New Year / Nowruz

extract taken from a longer film on the Friday ritual of Najjar, in the mountains of the Kermanshah province of Iran. A Sufi gathering after the Friday prayer, involving more than a hundred men (women are having their own celebration in another room), with a zikr (the ‘remembrance’, main part of Sufi gatherings) following a common meal, and lasting around one hour. The Sufi rituals in the provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan are still widely celebrated, while in other parts of Iran they are much more hidden and not open to outsiders those days.

entire film to be released later in 2020

IMAGES + SOUNDS BY VINCENT MOON + PRISCILLA TELMON
WITH THE HELP OF SHAHIN PARASTE
RECORDED IN NAJJAR, IRAN

short version, extract of a longer film, to be released later in 2020
part of a collection of 10 films made in Iran in October 2019

PRODUCED BY PETITES PLANÈTES
CC BY-NC-SA

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