Navroz The New Day: A Film by Divya Cowsji


August 19, 2015

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Divya Cowasji the phenomenal young Parsi filmmaker is at it again. Her latest work titled “Navroz: The New Day” documents Jamshedi Navroz as it is celebrated by the Parsi and Irani Zoroastrians of the Indian Sub-Continent. Divya’s brother Jall collaborates on the film and in the film you can see some of the Zoroastrian Return To Roots Fellows who travelled to India during the last Return To Roots 2015 tour too.

About the film:

The Film captures the essence of how the three thousand year old spring festival, Navroz, is celebrated by the Parsi and Irani communities of India today. 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.