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Documentary Film Screening "Six Centuries, Six Years" with filmmaker Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

When: Monday, October 10, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Where: John J. Louis Hall, Room 119, 1877 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: free

Contact: Lexy Gore   (847) 467-5314

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Synopsis: Film portrays the endeavors of a group of Iranian master musicians who are trying to locate, restore and record a repertoire of compositions attributed to Abd al-Qadir Maraghi, a prominent composer who lived six centuries ago and greatly influenced the Middle Eastern classical music. During their six-year journey, the group is finally able to reassemble a major portion of these ballads by sifting through manuscripts and other documents deeply buried in the annals of Iranian and Turkish art history. Film follows these musicians as they rediscover forgotten music that deepens the roots of our music as far as six centuries.

Researcher, Writer and Director: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

Editor: Jila Ipakchi

Camera: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Arastoo Givi

Sound: Mazyar Sheykh Mahboby

Sound Mix: Amirhosein Ghassemi

Director’s Assistants: Majid Bahrami, Mohammad Zamani

Color Correction: Kamran Saharkhiz, Farhad Ghodsi

Sound Crew: Shahab Rezaei, Farid Pirayesh, Ali Eskandarzadeh, Mahmoud

Kashani, Saeed Hoseinpour, Mahdi Ebrahimzadeh, Amirhosein Hoseini

Sound Mix Assistant: Zohreh Aliakbari

Photo: Amir Niknam Pirzad, Aliakbar Shir-jian

Media Consultant: Amir Hosein Sanaei

With appearance of: Ustad Mohammad-reza Darvishi, Homayoun Shajarian,

Negar Bouban, Sanaz Nakhjavani, Ali Samadpour, Siroos Jamali,

Arash Shahriari, Siamak Jahangiry, Behzad Mirzayi, Samer Habibi,

EhsanZabihifar, and Ustad Mohammad-reza Shajarian.

Associate Producer: Mohsen Samadbeyk

Producer: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

82 min., Color, 2014, IRAN

Co-sponsored by Department of Radio, Television and Film.

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