Friday, May 11, 2007

Iranian produces documentary on Ancient Persia

This film sounds like it will be fascinating. I do hope we will be able to get it online through iTunes or Netflix.

"Iran's Experimental and Documentary Films Center has launched the production of a documentary about the history of ancient Persia.

Iranian filmmaker Pejman Fakharian began to shoot the docudrama titled 'Persia, Capital of the World' on Monday, May 7.

The film is based on extensive research conducted by Iranian experts and corroborated by Zoroastrian sources.

Accounts given by Herodotus, Plutarch, and several other ancient historians have been compared and information has been extracted for use in the screenplay.

The 90-minute film covers Persian history from the Median Empire to the Sassanid Dynasty (226 BCE - 651 CE).

The construction of Persepolis and Choghazanbil, both registered as part of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, will be among the most important aspects of the docudrama.

The producer of this film wants to depict a truthful account of the Battle of Thermopylae, based on historical fact. This will counter the distorted and historically inaccurate images produced by the film '300'."