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Light and Sound | Exilic Trilogy (2014)
Date of birth:
21 March 1982, Tehran, Iran
Black and White
Documentary | Short | Biography
Exilic Trilogy | 2014 Light and Sound Starring Soley, a well known Iranian singer
A poetic, musical film about exile, mysticism and music.
Arsalan Baraheni, a filmmaker living in Canada, portrays Soley's account of his life in exile.
Soley (Soleyman Vaseghi) is a well known musician and singer who was forced to leave Iran after the revolution in 1979 when pop music got banned by the regime.
Soley went through many difficulties in exile, yet continuing his work as a musician, finding a new style of mystical and traditional music. The docudrama is a poetic, musical film about exile, mysticism and traditional music.
A one man crew film, a docudrama as an art form and a film within a film genre. The film is made up of three separate documentary films from three of the most influential and well known Iranian artists who are dealing with the theme of exile and immigration, living in Toronto, Canada.
The films are visual, poetic and musical, colliding with social, political and philosophical manifestations. The first film is called 'Light & Sound' starring a well known Iranian singer. The second film is called 'Frame & Wall' starring the most outstanding Iranian painter. The third film is called 'Alchemy & Dust' starring the most important Iranian poet. -imdb
Director Biography - Arsalan Baraheni
Born into a well-known intellectual family on March 21, 1982 in Tehran, Iran, Arsalan Baraheni is an Iranian-Canadian filmmaker based in Toronto..
Exilic Trilogy features three of his documentaries which have premiered in festivals, art theaters, universities and various stations. Arsalan is the son of Reza Baraheni who is known as the greatest living Iranian poet.
Arsalan was exiled at the age of 14 because of his father who was an important intellectual who stood against censorship of the writers in Iran and was blacklisted by the Iranian government because of his activities with in relation to human rights, freedom of speech and censorship in Iran.
Arsalan continues his work as an independent filmmaker, writer, cinematographer and editor in Toronto.
He is the founder of Minima Films, a Canadian film production company.