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Documentary - Completed 2019

Zar is the same as the wind and the winds are all nothing but phantasy.

& Awards

Maine IFF 2019
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • IRAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 51 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hamid JAFARI
    • Synopsis
    • Spirits ride the wind of the seas and spread illness into the bodies of human beings. The only cure for this wind carried illness is based on the beliefs of the Zar religion. Zar is synonymous for the wind which carries the illness. Zar is an ancient and traditional belief based in the south of Iran. The Zar ceremony can free the body from evil spirits with the assistance of music and song. Those who perform this ceremony are call MamaZar or BabaZar (The mother or father of the wind)

      The BabaZar in this film is Gholam-Shah Margiri, the most prominent BabaZar of southern Iran. He claims to be a descendent of Rostam, the mythical champion of Fedowsi’s Shahnameh. In this film, accompanied by a MamaZar, he struggles to cure a patient with the help of the spirits of the immortal Khidr and Elias.

      Many of the events captured in this documentary have never been filmed before.