|FORUGH (also spelled FOROUGH) FARROKHZĀD|
(1935-1967, died in car crash at age of 32)
"Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad's documentary bravely delves into the world of people suffering from leprosy. Farrokhzad composed the poetic narration for her highly stylized and moving film, which depicts the realities of living with the disease, from daily routines to physical challenges and societal stigma. Extras include an interview with poet Pooran Farrokhzad (Forough's sister) and two short films by Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf."
There is no shortness of ugliness in the world
If man closed his eyes to it,
there would be even more...
Who is this in hell?
Who is this in hell,
praising you, O Lord?...
I will sing your name, O Lord.
I will sing your name with the ten-stringed lute
For I have been made in a strange and frightening shape...
Like doves we cry for justice--
and there is none.
We wait for light
and darkness reigns...
O overrunning river driven
by the touch of love,
flow to us, flow to us...