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)

Scott P. avatar
Scott P.

Watched with mouth open. Yasmine Asha you are genius! Very Powerful Movie...

Ryan M. avatar
Ryan M.

Fantastic movie! Instantly one of my favorites. It felt so realistic and relatable, thanks to great directing, writing, and acting.

Jason M. avatar
Jason M.

Documentary gave us his next masterpiece! And this movie is well worth watching. I wish that Hollywood would compose more movies like this

Amy avatar

I lost count of the times I gasped or whispered 'wow' to myself.

Rebecca G. avatar
Rebecca G.

There are some beautiful shots and colours in this film! It's amazing for its plot setting, pace, visual effect, music etc.

Alice H. avatar
Alice H.

I loved this movie, it has good action, has a story and a meaning.

Denise Nichols avatar
Denise Nichols

rented this movie would love to add to my collection someday.

Sean K. avatar
Sean K.

Fantastic movie, my wife and I loved it.

Christian O. avatar
Christian O.

I liked it. Good actors. Good story.

Angela R. avatar
Angela R.

The best movie I've seen in a long long time. Beautifully written and executed. Seriously. Amazing.