"A Brief Peace" (Shahre Khamooshan)

Director: Ata Hayati
Image: Ata Hayati
Sound & Mix: Behrooz Shahamat
Editing: Mastaneh Mohajer, Mohammad-Reza Moghaddasian
Music: Behrooz Shahamat
Producer: Katayoon Shahabi
Color, Video, 52 min, 2004

Contrary to the Westerners who want to prolong their life, for the Orientals and specially the Muslims, death is the beginning of a new life which they embrace. At least once a week, the people of Tehran go the biggest cemetery in their town (Behesht Zahra) to find a "brief peace" with their dead. This documentary, by presenting the culture of death in Iran, depicts how much death and life, laugh and cry; and sadness and happiness can be close. The cemetery is a rendezvous, a picnic place, a play ground and a training place for the soldiers...

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Kermanshah in 1951, Ata Hayati is a graduate of cinematography from the College of Television and Cinema. He also holds an MA from Art University. As a photographer, Ata Hayati collaborated with television for many years. He has been the photographer and director of photography of many successful Iranian films, and directed two features.

FILMOGRAPHY

  • SHEHERAZAD AND THE OTHERS
  • IRAN: DREAM OF FREEDOM
  • A BRIEF PEACE
  • JOURNEY THROUGH TALESH
  • ASHURA
  • NEOR LAKE
  • CHILDREN OF WATER AND DUST
  • CITY OF WOMEN
  • Documentary
  • Documentary
  • Documentary
  • Short Film
  • Short Film
  • Short Film
  • Feature
  • Feature

 

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  • 1991
  • 1998

  • Int'l Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) (2004/ Netherlands)
  • Festival Cinema Africano Asia e America Latina (2005/ Italy)
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (2005/ Greece)
  • Vision du Reel Film Festival (2005/ Switzerland)
  • Cracow Int'l Film Festival (2005/ Poland)
  • Brooklyn Int'l Film Festival (3 – 12 June 2005/ USA)
  • Les Rencontres Int'l Doc Film Montreal (10 – 20 Nov 2005/ Canada)
  • 3 Continents Int'l Film Festival in Nantes (22 – 29 Nov 2005/ France)
  • Pune Int'l Film Festival (12 – 20 Jan 2006/ India)
  • Sousse Int’l Film Festival for Childhood and Youth (fifej) (2006/ Tunisia)

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