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The Unseeable Seeable

Director: Mohammad Ehsani, 2020, Iran, 30 minutes, Cast: Shahram Nazeri

This is a documentary about the life and work of Shahram Nazeri a prominent icon of Kurdish and Persian classical Sufi music. He was the first vocalist to set Rumi’s poetry to Persian music thirty-five years ago, thus establishing a tradition of Sufi music within both Persian classical music and his music was instrumental in introducing Western musical audiences to both Sufism and to the poetry of Rumi.

Screening with: The Last Shah + Poozhgan


The Unseeable Seeable
Sunday, Sept. 20th, 03:15 PM

Mohammad Ehsani

Mohammad Ehsani is an Iranian independent filmmaker and a member of the Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association and IDA. He has made several award-winning documentary and fiction films. Ehsani’s films deal with historical-drama and social- environmental issues in Iran.

Filmography: Rakhsh on Flesh (2003), The Lovers: The Victims (2004), Tabriz: Images from the Forgotten World (2007), Lady Urmia (2013), Enamel Dome (2014), Lonely Lake  (2015), Once Hamoun  (2016), Smoke (2017), Karun (2019), Bitter Wind (2020