A sound is heard from the depth of the soil as the archeological exploration of the Shahre Sukhte goes on. While following the archeologists to document the explorations, the film in parallel seeks out the sound coming from the depths of the soil and steps deep in history to accompany the ancient citizens of the city.
The docu-drama feature film “The Burnt City” (Shahre Sukhte), produced and directed by Nasser Pooyesh, explores one of the historic wonders of Iran, indeed of the world. The Burnt City, located in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan province, began to be inhabited more than 3,000 years B.C.E. The discovery is considered an archeological finding for the ages, and the film offers a rare insight into its discovery and the civilization that inhabited it.