BASSIDJI

By Mehran TAMADON

UDI - URBAN DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2009


    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • IRAN
    • Languages
    • PERSIAN
    • Duration
    • 114 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mehran TAMADON
    • Producer(s)
    • Catherine DUSSART (CDP), Elena TATTI (Box productions), Franck HULLIARD (Interland)
    • Synopsis
    • In a desert, on a hill, men and women in chadors and children are wandering in a vast open air "museum" dedicated to the memory of the martyrs of the Iran-Iraq war. This is the Iranian new year, we are close to the Iraqi border. I'm following my guide. He's tall and charismatic. His name is Nader Malek-Kandi. For almost three years, I've decided to immerse myself in the very heart of the most extremist supporters of the Islamic republic of Iran (the bassidjis), to better understand their paradigms. We are from the same country, however everything divides us. I can only hurt their convictions being an atheist Iranian, living in France, and son of communist activists under the Shah's regime. Nevertheless, we engage in a dialog. But, between seduction and rhetoric games, moments of truth and the reality of the political and religious system they support, how far are we ready to give up some of our respective convictions to perceive and understand one another ?
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