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A little journey through Iran

Identifier: Film Collection no. 183
A Little Journey through Iran is a record of the Dyers' travels through that country. Included in the film are magnificent shots of the Tomb of Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae, and the tombs of the other Achaemeni kings, Darius I, Darius II and Xerxes, and the nearby ruins of Persepolis. The Dyers also visited and filmed Esfahan, Shiraz, and the port city of Bandar Abbas, where the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf meet. Footage of Persian women in brightly colored clothes and veils, an oasis on the edge of the Great Salt Desert, camel caravans from Baluchi and Sistani, and a picnic with the district governor at Kuh-i-Khwaja create a vivid portrait of Iran.


  • 1971

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1 Film Reel (34 minutes) : sound, color ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (34 minutes)) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy


Original format: 16 mm. print.
General Walter Gurnee Dyer, photographer and narrator; Betty Dyer, sound.
A little journey through Iran, 1971
Iris Lee
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