Navroz The New Day at the United Nations


April 1, 2015

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Festivities | Film

This film from India was screened at the United Nations last month as part of the celebrations of the International Day of Navroze – Preserving an Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

The film was commissioned by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

The Film captures the essence of how Navroz is celebrated in India by the Parsi and Irani communities. It aims to bring to the world the uniqueness of the Parsi/Irani community in India and how they celebrate and give thanks. The Film takes one through the single day of Navroz, taking the viewer on a journey, through various spaces, of what a typical New Year day is like in a Parsi household – from quiet piety at dawn to a gregarious feast at dusk.