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The Names Of The Flowers

Spring Grants 2019 - Post-Production Stage

Bahman Tavoosi / Feature Narrative / Canada, United States of America, Bolivia, Qatar / 80 min / Original Language: Aymara, Spanish


As Bolivia stages the 50th anniversary of the death of “great Che Guevara”, Julia an old countryside teacher is invited to share her historical story with the world—passing a bowl of peanut soup to the captured guerrilla in her classroom while he recited a poem about flowers to her hours before his death. The invitation is cancelled soon after, as other women step forward with the same “soup and flower” story.


Bahman Tavoosi
Bahman Tavoosi
Wendy Donnan, Gisela Savdie, Andrea Gutierrez
Production Company
Nirvana film production

About the Director

Bahman Tavoosi began his career as a journalist and filmmaker at the age of 18 in the capital city of Tehran. After making a few short films, Tavoosi moved to Canada where he directed the celebrated feature documentary 'Dress Rehearsal for an Execution'. Aside from being broadcast on TV channels such as BBC, CBC, VOA, the film received nominations and awards from more than 50 film festivals among them Hot Docs, RIDM and Hot Springs. In 2014 Tavoosi founded Peacock Film Production through which he collaborated in film productions featuring at TIFF, Locarno and New York Film Festival.

Awards and Festival History


Special Jury Award, Tallinn Black Nights FF 2019 (WP)


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    Bahman Tavoosi

    Peacock Film Production

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