Tehran center hosting Kerman Cultural Week

January 4, 2016 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- Tehran’s UP Art Maan Cultural Center is playing host to Kerman Cultural Week, screening a number of documentaries produced by directors from Iran’s southwestern province of Kerman.

A documentary by director Seifollah Samadian entitled “Bam, Third Day, Tenth Day”, focusing on the devastating 2003 earthquake in Bam, was screened on the first day on Saturday, the Persian service of MNA reported on Sunday.

On December 26, 2003 at 5:26 am local time, the city of Bam was devastated by an earthquake which killed nearly 30,000 people and destroyed most of the Bam Citadel, which was the largest adobe structure in the world at the time.

Based on the schedule, each day one documentary by a Kermani director will be screened followed by a question and answer panel.

“Cloudy Children” by Reza Fahimi, “From Pariz to Paris” by Javad Mirhashemi and “Old Man and His Garden of Stones” by Parviz Kimiai are among the documentaries to be screened during the event.

Set in a central Iranian village, the film “Cloudy Children” narrates the story of two students fighting over things that they could never have, and in the end they share everything that does not belong to them.

“From Pariz to Paris” centers on the biography of Iranian scholar of philosophy Gholamhossein Ebrahimi-Dinani, known as the individual who has helped revive the Oriental Theosophy through reviewing and studying works by the Master of Oriental Theosophy, Shahab al-Din Yahya Sohrevardi.

The deaf and mute shepherd Darvish Khan is now an aged man who still looks after the garden of Stones set up over so many years. The film charts the life of Darvish Khan with his son and daughter-in-law in the documentary “Old Man and His Garden of Stones”.

Also included is an exhibition of photos introducing the attractive sites and the historical monuments across the province, which will be displayed during the week.

Tehran’s UP Art Maan Cultural Center is located at No. 48, Kalantari St., Iranshahr St.