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The Sign

With the advent of Islam into Iran and the Muslimization of Iranians, some restrictions were made for Iranian artists in the creation of artwork, But Iranian artists did not stop their art and used Iranian artistic symbols in Islamic religious ceremonies. Imam Hussein is one of the religious great men of Muslims. The mourning ceremony of Imam Hossein can be considered the only ceremony in Iran that various people from all over the society come to the streets to attend. At first, I was going to make a movie about the ceremony. The ceremony uses a symbol called Allam. The beginning of the film's research phase coincided with the government's limitations on the use of Alam at the ceremony. Attention to this has changed the direction of the film and turned into a film about Alam. The film focuses on the historical and symbolic aspects of Alam. In the film, Alam makers describe the philosophy of each component used in Alam and the way of making it. We are familiar with the beliefs of those who are Alam owners and those who carry Alam in the Imam Hossein's ceremony. In this film, there is a brief mention of this rumor that Alam originally has come from the Christian Cross. The film has been featured at the Fajr Art Festival, the Festival of Picture of the Year and the Cinema verite Festival in 2014.

  • Farzad Jafari
  • Farzad Jafari
  • Amir Hosein Amiri
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  • Runtime:
    28 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 21, 2013
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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  • Fajr Visual Arts Festival
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    November 15, 2014
  • Iran Int,l Documentary Film Festival
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    September 30, 2014
  • Image Of The Year Festival
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    February 25, 2015
Director Biography - Farzad Jafari

Education: civil engineering (not finished) and film making in free courses of Soore university.
1. The documentary film “The Sing” (as the director) 28 minutes 2012-2013
2. The documentary film “The Colour of the Divine Knowledge” (as the director) 29 minutes 2014-2015
3. The documentary film “21 oclock news” (as the director) 100 second 2015
4. The documentary film “Life” (as the director) 5 minutes 2016
5. The documentary film “Romo” (as the director) 61 minutes 2017-2018
6. The documentary film “Tatureh” (as the director) 60 minutes 2015-2016
7. The documentary film “Shahla” (as the director) 20 minutes 2018 (Editing Proses)
8. The documentary film "Freedom" (as the director) 90 minutes 2019 (Research Proses)
Email: farzad1jafari@yahoo.com
Tel: +989123029804

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