A very special film will be shown in the Bay Area this weekend. Iran, The Forgotten Glory, will be shown in San Francisco on Saturday, November 19, and in Berkeley on Sunday, November 20. The screening is a poignant tribute in memory of the film’s young director, Makan Karandish, who passed away earlier this year. Makan Karandish’s brother, Dr. Kaveh Karandish, has been showing the film around the country to benefit The Makan Foundation, established in honor of his brother, aiming to provide loans to talented young directors and to help orphanages in Iran’s Fars Province.
In its director’s own words, “shot in over 60 locations in the province of FARS and 5 years in the making, ‘IRAN, The Forgotten Glory’ is the first independent documentary film series taking the audience on a journey into the depths of ancient Persian civilization, capturing the majesty and the splendor of the Achaemenid and Sassanid empires and their influence on world history, religion, art and culture by revealing the ancient tales hidden in the ruins and reliefs which exist today as a testament to their legacy.”
“Meticulous research has resulted in the production of an excellent resource for those who are interested in learning about the history of ancient Persia,” says Dr. Kaveh Farrokh on his blogs about the film.
The screening sessions in San Francisco are on Saturday, November 19, at the Jazz Heritage Center, 1820 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, at 5:30 p.m. (Farsi, with English subtitles), and at 7:30 p.m. (English, with Farsi subtitles), admission $10, students $5. Facebook Event Page
The screening sessions in Berkeley are on Sunday, November 20, at the Persian Center, 2029 Durant Avenue, at 5:30 p.m. (Farsi, with English subtitles), and at 7:30 p.m. (English, with Farsi subtitles), admission free or donate to Makan Foundation. Facebook Event Page
Here is a short clip about the film. Please come and bring your friends.