Shir Pooshan

Shir Pooshan

Iran |

The documentary Shir Pooshan represents the Shir Pooshan ceremony in Yazd, which is based on the idea that; After the Ashura incident, a lion came to the bodies of the victims and mourned for them. In this ceremony, a person dressed as a lion reconstructs the event.
This day is famous among the Shiites due to the events of Ashura in the year 61 AH, on which Hussein bin Ali - the third Imam of the Shiites - and his companions were killed in the Karbala incident in a battle with Omar Saad's army. Shiites are mourning on this day. The Sunnis consider the day of Ashura to be the anniversary of the day when Moses crossed the Red Sea and he and his followers crossed it, and they consider this day to be honored and fasting on this day as a tradition.


Narges Abyar


Documentary and Experimental Cinema Development Center


Narges Abyar


Ramtin Lavafi

Camera Man:

Ehsan Dadras, Jamal Dehghan, Hadi Dehghan

Voice over:

Arash Ghasemi


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