• 8 10
  • 2013
  • 19min
  • Original Title: Presence

This short film is a delicate gaze at a religious and culinary rite in a town in Iran, where the believers prepare a meal called Abgoosht.


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Presence. A culinary rite in Iran

Every year in a small town in Iran, during the seven days of mourning for the third Shiite imam, a special meal called Abgoosht is offered to more than 5,000 people. 

People prepare food and bread while they sing and whisper religious songs.

Hossein Rasti
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