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Film about Azerbaijani poetess Mahsati Ganjavi to be demonstrated in Baku

17 December 2013 [15:55] - TODAY.AZ
By AzerNews

A documentary feature film "Sirli benovshe" (Mysterious violet), dedicated to the prominent representative of Azerbaijani literature, poetess Mahsati Ganjavi will be presented at the "Nizami" cinema center in Baku on December 18.

A number of cultural events were recently held as part of the 900th anniversary of Azerbaijan's first poetess and chess player Mahsati Ganjavi in Azerbaijan as well as abroad.

The film shot on the state order at the Documentary Film Studio "Yaddash", according to the presidential decree on the 900th anniversary of creativity of the poetess.

The film directed by Shamil Nadjafzade, script author is Sara Oguz Nazirova and Shamil Nadjafzade, camera director is Nizami Abbas, the music for the film is composed by Jahangir Zulfuqarov, producer is Javid Imamverdiyev.

The film stars Gyunel Mammadova, Bahruz Vagifoglu, Ejdar Zeynalov, Hajibaba Mammadov, and Ilgar Musayev.

Mahsati Ganjavi, who had lived in Ganja, one of the cultural hubs of the Oriental Renaissance, was famous not only as an author of rubaiyats praising her homeland, but also as a performer of lyrical romances.

Human ideas such as equality, brotherhood, and freedom were praised in Mahsati Ganjavi's works, adding that the poetess had also played an active part in society, organized literature circles, and gathered young girls around her.

Although 900 years have passed since the time she was born, her ideas have so far maintained their relevance.

Ganjavi commonly wrote rubai in Persian, with love as a key theme, and her work is distinguished by its humanism, epicurism and optimism. Her poems have been translated into different languages.

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