Hadi Afarideh • 35m
Directed by Hadi Afarideh • 2012 • Iran
Curtain Reading (Pardeh khani) is a type of Iranian traditional religious stage play rooted in Iranian story-teller culture & painting. Its history goes back to Iran's pre-Islam era. This art form is now dying with very few Curtain Readers around now.
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