Tatbir – (Extended)

Project Location | Middle East, Iran, Tehran
Production Date | 2018-09-25

Tatbir, also known as Talwar zani and Qama Zani in Asia; blood-soaked Islamic ritual taking place across the Middle East which young men taking knives to their HEADS in brutal acts of self-harm.
The holy Day of Ashura festival sees millions of Muslim men and boys around the world take part in the dramatic ceremony.

It is held to mourn the death of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, Imam Husain, in 680 AD, during the Battle of Karbala. The Mourning of Muharram (or Remembrance of Muharram or Muharram Observances) is a set of rituals associated with both Shia and Sunni Islam. The event marks the anniversary of the Battle of Karbala, when Imam Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad, was martyred by the forces of the second Umayyad caliph. Family members accompanying him were martyred or being treated inhuman . The commemoration of this event during the yearly mourning season, with the Day of Ashura as the focal date, serves to define Shia communal identity. Muharram observances are carried out in countries with a sizable Shia population.