The Words

“The words” is about a spiritual journey. It is talking about an unconscious process; an institutional quest. It is not a process of reconciliation and education through enlightenment. In this journey you should forget about any proper planning. It is comparable to birds migration!
The form comes from the fragments of ancient manuscripts, same as the episodes titles. The whole concept is related to different origins from Mesopotamian myths and Biblical literature to far-East mysticism.

  • Ali Ettehad
  • Ali Ettehad
  • Anahita Art Studio
  • Nikoo Tarkhani
    Key Cast
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    36 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 21, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Director Biography - Ali Ettehad

Ali Ettehad (born Dec. 1983) is a director, writer, visual and performing artist. He is also an art critic whose articles have been published in many international newspapers and magazines. Ettehad’s main body of works is “RAZVARZI” series (from 2007 till now) including video-art, digital media, book, installation, performance art, theater, music and film. His works are mostly research-based and focused on the middle-eastern mysticism and old Persian philosophy.

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Director Statement

One can find different symbols and elements that come from mythological realm of middle-east in Ali Ettehad’s oeuvre; from Mesopotamia to Cashmere. He sees the world in a poetic view and it resembles in all his works and this will appears in different mediums of art, and the best way to present the idea will be chosen along the outcome of the idea, even so it’s not the usual defenition of poetry.