News ID: 192826
Published: 0703 GMT May 15, 2017

Iran doc on Tajikistan Norouz awarded in US

Iran doc on Tajikistan Norouz awarded in US

Iranian documentary 'Norouz in Tajikistan', directed by Mehdi Bemani, was awarded for its theme music at the Archeology Channel International Film and Video Festival in the US.


Produced by Iran Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC), the flick runs for 30 minutes and the music was composed by Eqbal Zoqbeik, wrote.

The description of the movie published on TAC official website reads: "Tajikistan's biggest annual celebration is the spring festival of Norouz, literally 'New Day'. Norouz marks the beginning of the Persian New Year, which starts at the spring equinox … For the Tajiks, Norouz represents a festival of friendship and renewal of all living beings."

It added, "One tradition that has survived in Tajikistan is the gathering of wildflowers by children in the villages. They … walk around the village, knock on people's doors and present them with a flower."

Archeology Channel International Film and Video Festival was held in Eugene, Oregon in the US from May 4 to 7.

Norouz is the Iranian New Year celebration that begins on the first day of spring. It is observed in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and several other countries.

The DEFC is the main center for production, distribution and promotion of documentary, animated and experimental pictures in the Middle East. It is also actively involved in documentary co-production projects with international producers and TV channels.

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