4 - 8 October 2016

"Motion Picture For Development"

After 1437 Years

The coming of ISIS has been dealt with through various ideological responses throughout the world. One of these, in Iraqi Kurdistan, is the resurrection of an ancient, pre-Islamic religion, of Zoroastrianism. In what some Kurds call the ‘preservation’ of their culture and a return to their ethnic roots, this documentary will explore the questions and accusations surrounding the rise of this ancient religion and it’s true purpose and place in Kurdish society.

Director Biography

Born in 1963 in north of Iran. Since the age of 14, I have been involved in political activities. For this reason I was arrested and put in prison twice at the age 16 and 17 by the Islamic regime of Iran. After that I was forced to leave Iran. I stayed in the Kurdish mountains for almost 15 years. In 1995 I migrated to Australia as refugee through the United Nations program for settlement. Since then I have lived in Australia.