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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Cyrus the Great coming into the limelight
Tehran Times Art Desk
TEHRAN -- Iranian director Hormoz Emami plans put the spotlight on the founder of the Persian empire, Cyrus the Great, in a documentary series entitled “The Eagle of the East”.
The film will cover parts of the historical events in Persia, Mesopotamia, Lydia which resulted in rising Cyrus the Great to the power.
Shooting is scheduled to begin in September and Emami will travel to many countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, and the republics of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, and Georgia to compete the project.
He is also to take jaunts to Russia, England, France, Germany, Italy and the United States of America to use information of their museums for his film.
The Research Center of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization, the Iranian National Committee for the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the Parseh and Pasargadae Research Foundation, and several other organizations and institutes will help Emami in this venture.
The film will be recorded in Persian and English in 400 minutes on eight DVDs, which will be offered with “Four Corners of the World” book featuring photos of Achaemenid sites.
Photo: Tomb of Cyrus the Great