Through the lens of a dedicated shamshal player, Seven Zagros Symphonies dives into the philosophy behind the seven musical maqams and their profound impact on the people of Zagros.
AWARDS: Best short Kurdish film. Duhok International film festival/ Best short Kurdish Documentary Film. Moscow Kurdish Film Festival/ Best international short Documentary film. Lucania Film Festival/ Winner of the 8th Apricot Tree Ujan International Documentary Film Festival/ Best short Kurdish Documentary film. London Kurdish Film Festival/ Winner of the 17th Arica Nativa Rural Film Festival/ Winner of the 31st International Festival of Ethnological Film/ Winner of 10th International Silk Road Film Festival/ Winner of the International Amity Short Film Festival/ Winner of the 1st Kalamata International Short Documentary Film Festival/ Winner of the best photography of the 7th GTIDFF
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Tehran International Film Festival/ Norwegian Short Film Festival/ The 2nd Paris Kurdish Film Festival/ Euganea Film Festival/ Kratovo Ethnological Film Festival/ Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival/ Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival/ Womex Film Festival/ DokuBaku IDFF Azerbaijan - 2022
Seven Symphonies Of Zagros - A melody-laden journey
The enchanting philosophy of seven musical maqams is brought to life through the story of an elderly man who has dedicated 65 years to playing the shamshal - the oldest wind instrument in Zagros. The film employs the powerful narrative tool of monologue, offering viewers an intimate glimpse into the life of the protagonist and the profound influence of the maqams. It is a character-driven journey that subtly weaves in the philosophical underpinnings of this ancient musical tradition, illustrating how deeply it is woven into the social fabric of Zagros.