In the Footsteps of our Forefathers


Follows 35 Zoroastrian youth
as they search for the roots of their religion,
Zoroastrianism, in Iran.

A film by Tenaz H. Dubash

60 minutes          Color         Video
  Tenaz Dubash, 2000


This documentary captures the journey of thirty-four, Americans to Iran.  This group of young Zoroastrians is very eager to trace their roots and history by visiting the country where one of the world's oldest monotheistic religions, their religion, Zoroastrianism, originated.  Their desire to walk in the footsteps of their ancestors leads to this incredible journey. A trip that is full of risk  - a pilgrimage that involves traveling to a country that has no American embassy - and a collective passion for their history that will not let any of this stop them. Besides following the evolution in the thoughts of the eager, young pilgrims, the film allows the viewer a rare glimpse of Iran, a country that has shut itself off from the rest of the world for the past 20 years.


"Extremely informative and visually stunning."

- Hesh Sarmalkar, The Asia Society


"An excellent introduction to Zoroastrianism for high school and college students."

- Dolly Vania, Teacher and administrator





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Tenaz H. Dubash, 2000