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Since his Internet hit, “Bad Shans” (hard luck), Hamid Said has become one of the most famous African-Iranian musicians in Iran. He travels by motorbike across the province of Hormozgan, situated in the south of the country on the Persian Gulf, in order to realize his dream of organizing a concert with the best Black musicians in the country.

Besides Persians, Indians, Arabs, and Europeans, the province of Hormozgan, known as Iran’s “Black South,” has been influenced primarily by the descendants of slaves and merchants from Africa.

In Dingomaro, filmmaker Kamran Heidari accompanies Hamid Said as he attempts to make his dream come true. He must overcome numerous hurdles along the way: Hormozgan’s landscape, which is as inhospitable as it is breathtaking; traveling from the coast over rugged mountains to the desert, the African spirit rites; and the resistance of his wife, who is completely against his plan.

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The film is presented as part of So You Think You Know Iran, a six-film series presented throughout April, featuring documentaries from Iran that invite audiences to discover a less familiar view of the country.

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Screening event courtesy Docunight.

Docunight started in 2014 as a monthly screening program to show Iranian documentaries in North America, and expanded to 25 cities by 2020. After screenings were stopped due to the pandemic, Docunight started a streaming platform with the goal of becoming an online library for documentaries from or about Iran. Docunight recently started expanding its collection to documentaries about Afghanistan as well. Currently, Docunight has about 200 films, and adds new documentaries every week.

Docunight is an initiative undertaken by the Kiarostami Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit based in California, USA.

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    66 minutes
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  • Director
    Kamran Heidari