Monument of Distance

Saiyar Azar

Googoosh, a popular and loved iranian-azerbaijani singer, performs a version of the song Ayrılıq – Separation. The performance is from 1970s television show and it has been copied several times from one videotape to another. Ayrılıq could be a love song but it is told that composer Ali Salimi (who had migrated from Soviet Azerbaijan to Iran and left behind his home and loved ones) wanted to make music about his sense of longing.

Production Year
2018
Duration
00:07:00
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Etäisyyden monumentti
Finnish Title

Etäisyyden monumentti

English Title

Monument of Distance

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Azar Saiyar (Author), Joonas Kiviharju (Cinematographer), Azar Saiyar (Cinematographer), Azar Saiyar (Director), Azar Saiyar (Editor), Azar Saiyar (Script), Johannes Vartola (Sound Design), VISEK (Funder)
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Azar Saiyar

Born: 1979

Azar Saiyar is a Helsinki-based filmmaker and visual artist. She often uses archive materials and plays with images and words of collective memory to look towards ways of looking, remembering and storytelling. Her films have been screened at international film and media art festivals, galleries, exhibitions, museums and broadcast on television.