"Daf" Documentary

A film by Bahman Ghobadi

This film provides us a better understanding of this Kurdish instrument, where it comes and how this instrument is made; the difficulties of the life of a Daf maker family with blind children from Su, a Kurdish village near Sanandaj. Santoori.com provides in his online store a fair trade product for a Daf maker family of Iranian Kurdistan, whose life could be described in the best form by the documentation Daf a film by Bahman Ghobadi.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


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by yolanda on

A great documentary by Roxana Saberi's boyfriend.......wow! It takes a lot of hard manual work to make one daf. The whole family is so sweet! I hope the blind children's vision can be restored one day.

They should sell dafs directly on world-famous www.ebay.com

ebay has a lot more visitors than



Sad and beautiful! This is what happens when cousins get married

by obama on

Blind children! I am not 100% sure if that's the reason, but it is very likely. Genetically are so close, and adding the cousin to it.....That is one of the major causes, now that there is no VABA!

Is the buyer who negotiates for the price the same guy who was in the kordish-iranian movie "Half Moon" playing the role of the bus driver? Sure looks and sounds the same to me!

This is what happens when there is no social welfare. Even the blinds would learn to work, and feel positive about who they are becoming a productive member of society. Education would be great, but it sure beats the disability checks!

How did you like the corsi?    God bless them!


Beautiful & Painful

by HHH on

Beautiful to see with how little tools these blind kids make such an instrument.

Painful to see these blind kids having to work at such young age instead of going to school, learning to read and write in Braille.


Loved it! with a big L

by Khar on



I loved it

by iamfine on

I really enjoyed watching it. I definitely prefer to watch a short documentary like this over a typical two hour movie with that has no value. 

Ari Siletz

How to make a daf

by Ari Siletz on

Ghobadi's recipe: take dignity, pride, joy and the challenges of life. Beat some rhythm into the love and you get a daf.

Brilliant film!

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

So beautiful... all of it... the family, the love, the passion for the instrument.. loved it.