by Ivan Vyrypaev
Directed by Matthias Günther
On 15th February 2017 Copenhagen University hosted a public conference for ‘Iran questions’. Scholars from different faculties, writers, journalists and well-known personalities from cultural life talk about two competing world views, which the conference leader tries to describe as ‘religious traditionalism’ and ‘humanist rationalism’. The incompatibility of these positions is obvious from the very first speaker. The themes aren’t maturity and criticism, rather self-awareness, dedication and giving yourself to God. There’s resistance.
How can you accept an authority that has decided on atomic bombs, wars, torture, the death penalty, floggings and American Presidents. The answer: It is God who writes human fate, accompanied by the music of tears. Some conference participants lose their cool.