The trailer of The Silk earrings; a documentary about The Silk Road
A few moments from "The Silk earrings" a film by Nima Hassan beigi.
A travelogue documentary about The Silk Road.
The silk earrings is a travelogue documentary about the silk road. This movie is 36 minutes that filmed in China and Iran. This comparative and analytical documentary introduces two important areas in route of the silk road; Jiangsu province in China and Qazvin province in Iran. These two areas have been two major poles in route of the Silk Road.
The silk road was a vast network of commercial and culture ways that has begun from east of china and in centuries connected some territories like china , Mongolia , Japan , Korean peninsula , Indian subcontinent , Iranian plateau , Mesopotamian , Arabian peninsula , Egypt , Ethiopia , Zanzibar , Sham , Anatolia , Greece and Venice. There isn't any exact date of creation and the end of life of this chain-shaped roads but evidence tell us it was between first millennium BC to medieval or Renaissance. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century some American and European explorers and adventurers began to travel to the Asian regions of the silk road for discovering the mystery of this legendary road. The name of "the silk road " was named by a German archaeologist , Ferdinand von Richthofen , in nineteenth century . although the silk road was on land and also at sea but the main branch of this road was in lands that was started from china to the west that means Iran , Mesopotamian , Anatolia and Europe .Historians consider Xi'am city in shaanxi province that located in China was the beginning of this road . But some people in "Suzhou" , a historic city in the east of China , are claiming this great business road was started from their city. But "Suzhou" a historic city in south east of "Jiangsu" province that located in one hundred kilometers north west of "Shanghai" , as we say some people in "Suzhou" are claiming that the silk road started from their city . "Suzhou" was founded in 514 BC . In all the Chinese past empires, Silk of this city was one of the most profitable goods of this country. "Crochet" , "embroidery" , "Traditional painting", "calligraphy" , "Cooking" , "engraving on Jade" , "Hanging scroll " , "painting on silk curtains" are the most important traditional industries in "Suzhou".
And but me , a writer and documentary filmmaker from Iran , I'm invited to the east of China for seeing , searching and finding the silk earrings. That's why I start a trip to the most eastern place in the word. For documentation and self filmmaking .for discovering and adventuring just like the silk road passengers. And the result of my trip is a movie called; The silk earrings. The viewer trips to the silk road with this documentary and finds out cultural intersections between Iran and China. This movie shows to the viewer the common myths and stories and ancient religions of Iran and China. Also Marco Polo, Nasirkhusraw Qubadiyani, Hsuan-nu, Confucius, art, exemplifies, dragon, gods, silk and adventure are the subjects of this documentary.
Nima Hassan beigi is producer and director of this documentary. Saba Kazemi and Nima Hassan beigi are researcher and screenwriter for this movie. and Meysam Aghajanzadeh is editor and voice recorder of this documentary.
The silk earrings was first released in Tehran on October 02, 2019.