Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Phoenix: Animated Attar

SN/NDJ/AVA - Press TV -Tehran, Iran
Tuesday, April 17, 2007

An Iranian director plans to make an animation movie based on the life of the 12th century classical Persian poet Attar-e-Neyshabouri.

The decision is concurrent with several conferences held to commemorate the poet both in Iran and abroad on April 14, the day named after him.

The fifteen minute feature dubbed The Phoenix will be directed under the guidance of the Iranian Center for Development of Documentary and Experimental Cinema.

The plot of the Phoenix will focus on the poet's life and the Mogul invasion of Iran in the 12th century.

Attar is considered by many as one of the greatest Iranian Sufi poets, whose career is well documented in his books Mantiq al-Tair or The Conference of Birds.

1 comment:

irving said...

Attar is said to have lived to be 100 years old, and died at the hands of a Mongol warrior, who was going to hold him for ransom. A man came and swaid that he would pay 1000 gold coins for him. Attar said that was not the right price, so the greedy Mongol refused. Another man came and said he would ransom him for a basket of hay.
Attar said that is right price, that is what I am worth. The angry Mongol cut off his head.

Alhamdulillah!

Ya Haqq!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Phoenix: Animated Attar
SN/NDJ/AVA - Press TV -Tehran, Iran
Tuesday, April 17, 2007

An Iranian director plans to make an animation movie based on the life of the 12th century classical Persian poet Attar-e-Neyshabouri.

The decision is concurrent with several conferences held to commemorate the poet both in Iran and abroad on April 14, the day named after him.

The fifteen minute feature dubbed The Phoenix will be directed under the guidance of the Iranian Center for Development of Documentary and Experimental Cinema.

The plot of the Phoenix will focus on the poet's life and the Mogul invasion of Iran in the 12th century.

Attar is considered by many as one of the greatest Iranian Sufi poets, whose career is well documented in his books Mantiq al-Tair or The Conference of Birds.

1 comment:

irving said...

Attar is said to have lived to be 100 years old, and died at the hands of a Mongol warrior, who was going to hold him for ransom. A man came and swaid that he would pay 1000 gold coins for him. Attar said that was not the right price, so the greedy Mongol refused. Another man came and said he would ransom him for a basket of hay.
Attar said that is right price, that is what I am worth. The angry Mongol cut off his head.

Alhamdulillah!

Ya Haqq!