Los Angeles, CA - April, 14, 2008 -- "Mystic Iran the Unseen World" won the Audience Award at the 2008 Noor Film Festival on Sunday, April 13th, in Beverly Hills, California. One of the first and most popular documentary films about SPIRITUALITY, Mystic Iran was shot entirely in locations in Iran. Nine months in production and two (2) years in post production, Mystic Iran takes the audience into the heart of an unexplored Iran, in search of ancient spiritual rites and rituals long hidden from the Western world.
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"An exemplary documentary...beautiful, stirring film."
Kevin Thomas - LA Times Critic
Filmmaker Aryana Farshad explains, "My documentary breaks through the stereotypes of the Islamic culture -- more than 2500 years later, in a global climate where many equate the cultures of the Middle East with fear and terrorism, MYSTIC IRAN reveals a diverse people seeking spiritual transformation." Mystic Iran is narrated by Shohreh Aghdashloo, Iranian Academy Award Nominee for "House of Sand & Fog."
Aryana, who resides in Los Angeles, is in the process of filming her current project about Persian poet Rumi. She recently finished filming the 800 year anniversary celebration of Rumi in Konya/Turkey and will be back to Middle-East locations this summer to finish Rumi' production. Fluent in English, Farsi and French, her production company specializes in documentaries, biographical and corporate films.
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