Bettina Corke
The Poet and the Philospher (1973)
Bettina Corke's The Poet and The Philosopher is a documentary on modern sculpture in Iran and the foundation and opening of the bronze foundry at Tehran University of Fine Arts. The film was commissioned by the collector Abby Weed Grey, and features interviews with the sculptor Parviz Tanavoli, who was head of the department of sculpture at the time, as well as other members of faculty and students. The narrator follows the history of sculpting in Iran and its subsequent influences on the modern scene.

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