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The Atigh Jamé Mosque—the oldest mosque in Shiraz, Iran, and one of the oldest in the country—is the subject of this documentary. Begun in AD 894 under the short-lived Saffarid dynasty of Iran, this mosque has been rebuilt and restored many times. The story begins with the birth of the mosque and continues to the present. A square-shaped building stands out in the center of this mosque. This building is God's House, a unique structure in which people used to keep holy books. The film describes the good times and bad times of the mosque—and God’s House—throughout its history.

Screening time: Sunday, May 7, 10:40 pm, The Shedd Recital Hall


Length: 32 min.

Country: Iran

Language: English

Director: Fazlollah Tari

Producer: Fazlollah Tari

Producer Web site: http://www.tarifilm.com/contact/index.html

Distributor: Fazlollah Tari

Distributor Web site: http://www.tarifilm.com/contact/index.html


Best Documentary, Iranian Broadcast Film Festival, 2013

Shanghai Film Festival, 2016

International Review of Archaeological Cinema, Rovereto, Italy, 2013

Best Cinematography, Rouyesh International Film Festival, Iran, 2015

Nominated for best research, Tehran International Short Film Festival, Iran, 2014