Iranian documentary “Persepolis- Chicago” shines at US’ film festival
Iranian documentary “Persepolis- Chicago”, directed by Orod Atarpour, managed to win two awards at Documentary TAC International Film Festival in US.
The main mission of TAC International Film Festival, is to exhibit the audience the wonderful diversity of human cultures past and present in the exploration of our place in history and the world as well as promoting and celebrating the genre and the makers of all audiovisual cultural heritage media.
Iranian documentary “Persepolis- Chicago”, is about the adventures of the Achaemenid tablet fragments, which reveal the economic, social and religious history of the Achaemenid Empire in the fifth century BC. The tablets were discovered during the excavation of Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire. About 90 years ago, archaeologists from the University of Chicago came to Iran to repair and study the inscriptions on some of these tablets.
By mutual agreement, the tablets were loaned to the University to be studied and read. Over the years, scholars there succeeded in gathering data on the Persian Empire from parts of the inscriptions and other Persian sources, but after all these years, the tablets have not yet been returned home!