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Forty Keys

Director: Sadegh Ghasemi, 2018, Iran, 5 minutes, Cast: Sakineh Ali Gholi, Tayefe-Kobra Soltani Pour

Forty Keys is an ancient tradition which family members bring newborns to their grandmother’s home. Grandmother washes the baby in the specific bath with utilizing a holy bowl. In that sacred cup, some religious epodes have been written. This act is due to dipping the baby in the holy water. After completing the bath custom, family members are recaptioned by sweets and fruits, and the party is recorded as a memorial event between them.

Screening with: Shorts Program #2


Forty Keys
Sunday, Sept. 29th, 01:00 PM

Sadegh Ghasemi

Sadegh Qasemi was born in 1976 in Zanjan, Iran. He is a graduate of TV Graphics, author and director of animation and fiction documentaries. Documentary works in the last five years: Friends – Death of Carpet – Meetings – One Man’s Little World – Rock Travel and…Animation shorts in the last four years: Liar Shepherd – Share – Snowman – Paper Mockingbird…Short stories: plaster hands – liberation – freedom. Attendance at Tehran-Iran International Short Film Festival, winner of the Best Screenplay from TV Animation Festival.