Isfahan: A City Known as Half the World - 1997
Directed by Jahangir Golestan
Director Jahangir Golestan returns to his native Isfahan to see the sights of his childhood. He provides the viewer with an inside look at the art, architecture, people, and culture of the famed ancient city.
Color, 51 minutes, English/Farsi
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|All People Featured||As Themselves|
|Sabet Imani||Narrator (Farsi)|
|Steve Rentz||Narrator (English)|
|Director of Photography||Jahangir Golestan|
Mr. Golestan introduces his film and encourages viewers to reflect upon the places of their upbringing as well.
Isfahan was made the capital of Iran by Shah Abbas of the Safavid Dynasty, this resulted in some of the most beautiful examples of Islamic Architecture in the world.
Relaxing at the Four Gardens Promenade.
The Khaju Bridge allows for a perfect spot to sit and watch the waves of the Zayandeh River.
At the Palace of the Eight Paradises.
Details of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque.
One of the younger bazaar-goers is not shy about showing of his muscles to the camera.
Regularly placed skylights bring light to the underground bazaar.
Buying the evening's bread.
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