Friday, February 26, 2010

Announcing World Premiere: Bakhtiari Alphabet

Set in the majestic and remote mountains of west Iran, this world premiere documentary by Sacred Heart University professor Sima Sedigh is an intimate portrait of the Bakhtiari, one of the world's most ancient tribes. She produced the film on a modest budget and frequently in perilous conditions, which makes her contribution of bringing this footage to a U.S. audience all the richer.

New Hope Film Festival is pleased to exhibit Bakhtiari Alphabet; it's hard to find a documentary like this anywhere else. A picture gallery and trailer are available here.