20 November 2016

APFF’s “The Passage” Screened in London ahead of Arbaeen


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LONDON (AIPFF) – “The passage”, a documentary about the similarities of Arbaeen's march and eight years of the Iraq-imposed war on Iran, was screened in Towhid center by Islamic Student Association of London ahead of the day of Arbaeen.

LONDON (AIPFF) – “The passage”, a documentary about the similarities of Arbaeen’s march and eight years of the Iraq-imposed war on Iran, was screened in Towhid center by Islamic Student Association of London ahead of the day of Arbaeen.

The documentary, directed by Mohammad Karamzadeh and Seyyed Koosha Etemadi, shows how the two events are similar. The program was followed with an hour of discussion about the significance of the Arbaeen March in respect to the struggle of the self.

The Passage was also lauded at the 5th Ammar Popular Film Festival (APFF) here in Tehran and won the special award for documentaries.

Also it was screened by Assirat satellite channel a couple of weeks ago. It is in Persian with English subtitles and includes some parts with English interviews.

Arbaeen marks 40 days after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and third Shia Imam. Each year, a huge crowd of Shias march toward Karbala, Iraq, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located, to perform mourning rites.

In the past few years, around 20 million pilgrims from all over the world, including Iran, took part in the mourning ceremonies in Iraqi holy cities marking Arbaeen.

 


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