Story of the hands of the people who turned soil into elixir... and reached from nonexistence to existence. An old story of the true value of water, of novel thoughts to drive water. Story of a town with all its vicissitudes, that has been shining like agate on the heart of the dry and barren soil of the desert. Story of the kind dialogue between religions and the scent of faith.
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Alireza Dehghan, Reza Atashi
Alireza Dehghan, Rahil Sahraei
Bahman Kiarostami, Pouya Parsa Magham
DOP / Camera
Festivals / Awards
2020: Winner of special prize in Iran International Documentary Film Festival (Cinema Vérité)
2021: Nominee for best documentary film in Fajr Film Festival
Alireza Dehghan holds a bachelor’s degree in drama and a master’s degree in cinema and art research. He started his career in cinema in 2002 in the Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS) and has so far managed to make 17 films and series, including short fiction, documentaries and television series.
Dehghan is a university lecturer and has a history of membership in selection and judging boards of film festivals such as Roshd, Cinema Vérité, Youth Cinema, Industrial and Technology, 40 Years, 40 Movies and Silent Films. He is also a member of the Iranian Youth Cinema Society. The filmmaker has
participated in 180 national and international festivals and has won 70 awards. His films have been selected for many festivals, including Roshd Film Festival, Fajr Film Festival, Haghighat Film Festival, Cinema House Festival, Calcutta Film Festival, Trenton Film Festival, Australian Science Film Festival, etc.