A sound is heard from the depth of the soil, as the archaeological exploration of the Shahr-e Sukhteh (The Burnt City) goes on. While following the archaeologists, the film at the same time seeks out the sound coming from the depths of the soil and steps deep into history to accompany the ancient citizens of the city. The film depicts this wonderful city, near Zabol in Iran, which was home to one of the highest civilizations at the dawn of history, lasting for over 1,400 years. Shahr-e Sukhteh had no central government or leadership. It was administered by a matriarchal group, meaning that power was in the hands of women. It may be for this reason that we witness no trace of violence or war in this city. This quality is something that the world desperately needs today.
Length: 53 mins.
Language: Italian, Persian w/ English subtitles
Director: Nasser Pooyesh
Producer(s): Nasser Pooyesh
Distributor: Alireza Shahrokhi