One day after the tenth day

by Narges Abyar

Documentary | Iran | 2008 | DvCam | 24 min.

italian subtitles by EMM

saturday 17 july
BAONE, Villa Beatrice d'Este

Brief story: This realistic fiction is about an old man when he was alone. He fills his solitary life with a camel, but camel to fall a victim to religious customs. Summary A camel once mauled Uncle Reza's head and now he lives alone with his few possessions and visits from a little girl. He takes care of another camel whose neck is branded with delicate sacred tattoos. Loneliness and solitude echo around him like the bell he carries to his charge each morning, the story builds complex layers around this simple man as a religious festival is staged with the camel at its centre. On the 10th Day of Muharram, Uncle Reza tries to reassure the camel as it is dressed in ceremonial trappings, and walks it into a gathering with music, historical reenactments and pilgrims. One Day After the 10th Day you may realize how much you care for this man and his camel.

Narges Abyar was born in Tehran. She studied in Persian Literature and received her B.A. in this field. So far she has devoted most of her time to writing, which had led to the publication of ten story and fiction books for children, young adults and also the adults. She has made several short and one documentary.

Narges Abyar
Narges Abyar
Ehsan Dadras
Ramtin Lavafi
Simiagar Ariai
Narges Abyar


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