Edited film is a travel-lecture film created by Karl E. Stein and documents travel in Iran presenting how people live, work and play and their homes, schools and industries. Locales visited include Tehran, Persian Gulf (oil refinery and super tankers); Shiraz; Persepolis (palace of Darius the Great); and Isfahan (minaret, Shah's Mosque, bazaars, and miniature painting). Also filmed are carpet making; a Zurkhaneh "house of strength"; a 2,500th anniversary celebration staged by the Shah of Iran; passing through the "green belt" of the Caspian Sea area (villages, school, farms, caviar extraction from sturgeon); Turkoman tribesmen horse racing; the Royal Crown jewels; and Peacock Throne.
Legacy Keywords: Travelogues (Motion pictures) ; Language and culture ; Architecture Religious ; Islamic architecture ; Ruins archeological ; Rugs rug making ; Food industry and trade ; Oil industries ; Horse racing ; Jewelry ; Gems ; Agriculture ; Celebrations; Iranians
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Karl Stein films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution