Darling of Abyaneh

Picking Apples, Drinking Tea -- in Abyaneh

Abianeh is a historical and ancient village in Iran where time has stood still and its people are as old as the place itself. Two years ago, Filmmaker Zohreh Shayesteh visited the village and took pictures of its women. She returned in 2006 with a video camera. While searching for the women in the photos she met" keshvar" a blunt and feisty woman who became the physical and spiritual guide for the filmmaker in this journey of self-discovery. Thanks to Keshvar and the unexpected friendship that developed between these two women, what was to be a simple video documentary about a village and its people becomes a spiritual journey to a place the filmmaker once called home.




by Annie-jan on

Where can I see this documentary? Thanks for any info available.


Abyaneh in 2006

by kfravon on

We were there in the fall of 2006 and met many wonderful people. They are so kind and generous.
In case if you're interested, here is an album which includes shots from Abyaneh and her people:


I went to Abianeh 2 years

by azadi55 (not verified) on

I went to Abianeh 2 years ago, it's close to Kashan, and close to the infamous nuclear plant in that region. most houses over there are made from the local soil, which is red. Even the mountains have a reddish color. So the whole place has a very unique look to it. I recommend it for those people who want to go sightseeing.


I love these kinds of documentaries!

by AnonymousA (not verified) on

I love these kinds of documentaries!
I love the fiesty Keshvar and I am sure if you were to reason with her and give her more info regarding this world she'd be able digest it and come to her own conclusons.
I uesd to know someone like her!
This is what I found on the net re Zohreh Shayesteh from 2006: