Norooz, Somewhere Else

Norooz, Somewhere Else

The day on which spring season starts brings nostalgic feelings to Iranians abroad. It is a national festival that dates back to ancient Persia. This two-week long festival, called 'Norooz' (meaning 'New Day') is more than just a New Year celebration. It is also the celebration of new life, rebirth and hope. In Iran, no religious holiday has ever managed to prevail over Norooz in popularity. Norooz celebrations originate from the worshiping traditions of a season in which nature comes to life again and the season of ice, bitter weather and scarcity vanishes. Based on the tradition of putting seven edible objects on the traditional 'Haft-Sin' table during the celebration and their respective symbolic meanings, Iranians honor and celebrate the return of Spring. This documentary shows a depiction of Iranians, their motivation and conduct of keeping their culture alive in the Netherlands. We follow various characters and their arrangements of this traditional and extraordinary festival in the Iranian culture. The focus is on the way Iranians try to hold on to remains of the ancient Persian culture and how celebrating Norooz more or less contributes to the maintenance of their Iranian identity in exile.

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Running Time
1 hours 19 minutes
Yasmine Asha
Yasmine Asha
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Norooz, Somewhere Else» (30)

Brandon avatar

One of the best original movie i have ever seen.

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Nicholas Williamson

Excellent movie. Glad I watched it. A few errors in the screenplay but easily overlooked.

Gloria avatar

Director Yasmine Asha provokes killer performances! And this is awesome!!! go and see this film because you wont be disappointed.

Mary Franklin avatar
Mary Franklin

Slow start, but worth watching.

Crystal avatar

Yasmine Asha did a wonderful job with this movie. He gave the fans what they wanted to see without rolling over and catering to their every demand. 10/10 stars, perfect.

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Ethan H.

It's a blast! Magnificent! I generally adored this movie! It is awesome.

Deborah avatar

I can't wait for it to come out on DVD so I can buy it and watch it again. Best movie I have seen in a while!!

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Henry Pearson

AWESOME movie Definetly worth the watch.

Nancy avatar

Easy to watch, interesting story line. Great cinematography.

Jane avatar

Have seen this movie lots of times. Still love it!