Love And Devotion Dvd
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A 28 min documentary produced by Stella Motion Pictures in collaboration with the State Library of Victoria
The long tradition of Persian literature, poetry and arts of the book is showcased in an international exhibition, 'Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond', an exclusive collaboration between two of the oldest institutions of their kind in their respective countries, the State Library of Victoria and the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford.
Traveling across the world for the first time, many rare manuscripts dating from the 13th to 18th centuries are put on display for us to experience the detail and beauty of Persian illumination, calligraphy and poetic stories that date back to antiquity, yet transcend time and place. Within this setting, a precious window is opened - and this documentary offers a unique opportunity to explore this extraordinarily rich cultural past and its dialogue with Western literature.
- Susan Scollay - Art Historian & Guest Exhibition Co-Curator
- Clare Williamson - Exhibition Co-Curator - State Library of Victoria
- Richard Ovenden - Bodleian Libraries, Oxford
- Shane Carmody - State Library of Victoria
- Prof. Charles Melville - University of Cambridge
- Dr Firuza Melville - University of Cambridge
- Prof. Amin Saikal AM - Australia National University
- Dr Zahra Taheri - Australian National University
- Dr Mammad Aidani – University of Melbourne
With music from Mehr Ensemble, Alireza Ghorbani, Arya Bastaninezhad, and Nefes Ensemble.
Producer/Director: Philippe Charluet
Developed with the assistance of Film Victoria
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