The Poot
Elham Asadi 2010
Documentary Short

Sunday Jun 6, 2010
$10 at the door or online

8:00Doors Open
8:30Live Music
9:00Films Begin
11:00Filmmaker Q & A
In the event of rain the show on Sunday will be held indoors at the same location.


This Show Presented in Partnership With
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The Poot (Elham Asadi | Iran | 42 min.)

The Poot serves as a beautifully crafted tribute to the ancient Iranian tradition of carpet weaving, documenting the detail and precision that goes into each hand-loomed creation. No part of the process is overlooked: plants are ground into a range of colorful dyes, sheep are sheared and their wool spun into yarn, which is then plunged into enormous dye baths, plans for the next intricate pattern are diligently designed, rhythmic weaving turns string into mat, and a beautiful artifact takes shape before our eyes. In this pure visual treat, stunning cinematography and an ambient soundscape come together to celebrate handmade work in an age of mass-production.

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