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BASSIDJI

by Mehran Tamadon

synopsis

For almost three years, I've decided to immerse myself into the very heart of the most extremist supporters of the Islamic republic of Iran (the Bassidjis), to understand better their paradigms. We come from the same country, however everything divides us. I can only harm their convictions being an atheist Iranian, living in France, and son of communist activists under the Shah's regime. Nevertheless, we start discussions, build a dialogue. But, between seductive and rhetorical games, moments of truth and the reality of the political and religious system they support, how much are we ready to give up some of our respective convictions to perceive and understand one another ?

original title: Bassidji
country: Iran, France, Switzerland
sales agent: UDI - Urban Distribution International
year: 2009
genre: documentary
directed by: Mehran Tamadon
film run: 115'
release date: FR 20/10/2010
cinematography by: Majid Gorjian
film editing: Andrée Davanture, Rodolphe Molla
producer: Catherine Dussart, Franck Hulliard, Elena Tatti, Thierry Spicher, Mehran Tamadon
production: CDP - Catherine Dussart Productions, INterland (FR), Box Productions (IR), Télévision Suisse Romande
backing: Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), MEDIA Plus, Slate funding
distributor: Urban Media International
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