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Art, Beauty, Music and God - The Story of Nasta'liq

Sara Nodjoumi
Mehran Haghighi
Mirza GholamReza Esfahani, 1871, Private Collection, Photo Christies Images

Like no other system of writing in the world, Persian calligraphy or Nasta’liq hovers on the boundary between art, information and the profoundly religious, raising the very question of whether a system of writing can be considered an art, and how it is that an alphabetic system can encompass so much. The film “Art, Beauty, Music and God - The Story of Nasta’liq” will explore these questions and others as it introduces viewers to this ancient art form, still very much alive today.