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Sharpnel in Peace (Tarkesh-haa-ye Solh)

tarkeshhaye solh   

To earn money and send it for his family in a nearby city, Jomeh, a young boy, and a group of a border town inhabitants collect the metal wastes remaining from the wartime. When a suitor asks for Jomeh's sister's hand, he decides to provide dowry for her and volunteers to pass through a minefield to collect more scrap metal.

Sharpnel in Peace
The Title: Tarkesh-haa-ye Solh

Cast & Crew

Writer & Director: Ali Shah-Hatami
Director of photography: Rasoul Ahadi
Editor: Abbas Ganjavi
Music: Fardin Khalatbari
Sound: Abbas Rastgarpour
Cast: Nemat Soltani, Abdolhamid Darchi-Pouran, F. Mehrju, A. Iranian
Producers: A. Shah-Hatami and Cima Film

35mm, 80mins, 2001, Color


War is a certain experiment in death and suffering, and I know somewhere in this world, wounded by the wrath of war with people experiencing death in silence. They were called “Scrap-Pickers” and their work was collecting the scrap metals remaining from the wartime. Their painful faces were burnt by the sun, their exhausted bodies by the mines and missiles. In a land ravaged by war, I was searching for the truth, for the unknown pains of human beings.


Born in Tehran in 1960, Ali Shah-Hatami began artistic activities as a play writer, stage actor and director. Joining The Arts Bureau of the Islamic Propagation Organization and collaboration on the Bureau’s film projects as assistant director, he entered the film industry and directed his first short film THE PIT in 1988. Three years later, he made his debut feature CHASING THE SHADOWS.

- Chasing The Shadows 1991
- The Iron Bird 1994
- The Last Reconnaissance 1997
- The Turtle 2000
- The Friends 2000
- Shrapnel In Peace 2001
- Gipsy 2002


31st Giffoni Film Festival 2001, Italy

(Winner of The Bronze Griffon & Environmental Award)

Montreal World Film Festival 2001, Canada

Quebec City Film Festival 2001, Canada

Mill Valley Film Festival 2001, USA

Columbus (Wexner Center) 2001, USA

Boston Museum of Fine Arts 2001, USA

The Film Center of Chicago 2001, USA

Flanders Int’l Film Festival 2001, Belgium

Pacific Film Archive 2002, USA

UCLA Film & TV Archive 2002, USA

Houston Museum of Fine Arts 2002, USA

Cinema Novo 2002, Belgium

Seattle Arab & Iranian Film Festival 2002, USA

Kerala Int’l Film Festival 2002, India

Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema 2002, USA

Ankara Film Festival 2002, Turkey

Film Frasor Film Festival 2002, Norway

Auburn Film Festival 2003, Australia

Int’l Children and Young Film Festival 2003, Argentina


Additional Info

  • Genre: Family
  • Duration: 35mm, 80mins, 2001, Color
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