The River Still Has Fish

Director: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

Documentary | 42 Mins


Yesterday the river was alive. Roaring, pure and full of fish. But today the river is only a narrow brook without fish that only contain corpses of dead animals and sewage from surrounding houses and shops. In this situation, an artist (Dr. Ahmad Nadalian) by carving images of fish on the stones of the river-bed, keeps alive the memory of water and fish.


Researcher, Writer, Director & Editor: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb / Cinematographer: Mohsen Nazari / Sound Recordist: Farokh Fadaei / Composer: Ramin Behna / Sound Designer: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb / Assistant Director: Mehdi Sajadi / Assistant Editor: Vahid Shafigh / Still Photographers: Ahmad Nadalian, Mohsen Nazari

With: Ahmad Nadalian, Tayebeh Dehghan ,Sakineh Zolfaghar, Behzad Nadalian, , Zohreh Panahi

Producer: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

Technical Info

  • Roodkhaneh Hanooz Maahi Darad
  • 42 min., English Subtitle, PAL, DV Cam., Color, Iran, 2002
  • Persian
  • 4:3
  • Stereo
  • Blu-Ray / DVD / H.264 File


  • 4th International film Festival “ECO Films”, Turkey, 2004
  • 44th Dipopuli Festival, Florence, Italy, 28 November _4 December 2003
  • OPEN 2003 Arte &Cinema. 6th International Exhibition of Sculpture and Installation, Venice, Lido, 27 August - 05 October 2003
  • The 3rd International Festival on Environmental Films, Tehran, 22-27 Feb. 2003
  • The 6th House of Cinema Celebrations, September 2002