Jafar's blue tiles (Iran)

United States, 1978

Film
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Episode of Series “World cultures and youth”.
The restoration of a 600-year-old brick dome in his village is the focal point of fourteen-year-old Jafar’s interests and activities as he is seen making and installing twelve richly colored tiles that adorn the dome. Told from Jafar’s point of view, explains the significance of the project and the brickmaking process in the culture and customs of his country and captures vistas of the Iranian landscape.

Credits

producer/director

Deepa Mehta

production company

Sunrise Films

Duration

00:24:18:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1978

Appears in

World cultures and youth

Group of items

World cultures and youth

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32704

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Tile laying

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Children - Iran

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Iran - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Iran - Social life and customs

Documentary

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Iran

History → Historic buildings - Conservation and restoration

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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