Six Pillars to Persia is an English Language programme that looks at Persian heritage and modern Iranian culture. From artists and exiled writers to the major exhibitions at the British Museum.
World renowned film maker Abbas Kiarotsami gives a talk at the V & A museum on realism in film. This talk follows a viewing of director Abbas Kiarostami’s film Taa’ziyeh about the Islamic ceremony particular to Iran, in which men and women in the audience sit separately and chanting, lamenting and often crying or even beating their chests over the terrible death of Imam Hussein.
This programme was recorded in the Resonancefm studios and features a recording made by Fari Bradley at the V & A Museum. Translating for Kiarostami is Vali Mahlouji. Many thanks to the Victoria & Albert Museum and Sussan Deyhim for their permission to broadcast the audio.