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Linebreak: Poetics of Iran in Brooklyn, New York.


Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Let me introduce a new Iranian-Turkish music and poetry project from Brooklyn, New York: Linebreak. 

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Introducing Zohreh Shayesteh’s (Iran) documentary film “Picking Apples, Drinking Tea”.


About this documentary film

Abyaneh is a historical and ancient village in Iran where time has stood still and its people are as old as the place itself.
Two years ago, filmmaker Zohreh Shayesteh visited the village and took pictures of its women. She returned in 2006 with a video camera. While searching for the women in the photos she met Keshvar, a blunt and feisty woman who became the physical and spiritual guide for the filmmaker in this journey of self-discovery. Thanks to Keshvar and the unexpected friendship that developed between these two women, what was to be a simple video documentary about a village and its people becomes a spiritual journey to a place the filmmaker once called home.

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