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Iranian film 'Cechanok' to screen at Open City Documentary Festival in London

Source: Open City Documentary Festival

UK Premiere Film Screening:  'Cechanok' by Maziyar Moshtagh Gohari on Thursday 18 June 2015 at 7.30pm at Deptford Cinema, 39 Deptford Broadway, SE8 4PQ, London

This observational, almost wordless documentary takes us into the strange & fascinating world of Arabic falconry, from the catching of a field mouse in Iran through to the competitive falcon shows of Abu Dhabi. Each stage is presented as a new chapter with long unbroken takes capturing the precision & patience required for each step of the process. Once captured the falcons embark on an incredible journey through dealers, markets & in some cases, cosmetic surgeons, en route to their strange new lives overseas. Cechanok is a restrained & poetic study of a unique & fascinating cultural practice.

Organised by the  Open City Documentary Festival

More details here:

Cechanok (Trailer) Documentary by Maziyar Moshtagh Gohari


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