“Shamiram & Ninous” is a beautiful short musical film based on the legendary ancient love story of the Queen Shamiram (or Semiramis) and her lover, Prince Ninous. The movie masterfully portrays two parallel tales of romance, one ancient and one modern. While the sensational Assyrian vocalist, Violet Sargizi, sings the saga of this ancient love affair, a musical composer looks outside the window and is overcome with emotions as he imagines Shamiram and Ninous coming back to life in the modern world, dancing and walking in the garden. The script and folkloric music rearranged by Honiball Joseph makes this unique piece of Assyrian art one of few Assyrian films, if not the only one that is part live and part animation. The dramatic retelling of the love story in the form of music using the lyrics of the talented Assyrian poet, Yosep Bet Yosep, reincarnates the famed Assyrian legend. Honiball Joseph is passionately intent on inspiring and promoting the ancient Assyrian language throughout the world and effectively uses music to achieve his mission. (Written by Rebecca Simon)


Vocal: Violet Sargizy
Poem: Yosep bet Yosep
Music: Honiball Joseph

Special thanks to Arya Aziminejad
Narration: Shimun Bet ishoand Shamiram D. Pourian

Illustrator: Amir Hassan Noori

Graphic Designer: Alireza Shokoohi

Inspired and designed by Honiball Joseph


Copyright © 2015 Honiball Joseph

Publisher: Gilgamesh Art & Culture Foundation 2018
This project is sponsored by: Shamiram Assyrian Women Association And Gilgamesh Art & Culture Foundation

Shamiram & Ninous - Video Digital File - ܫܲܡܝܼܪܲܡ ܘ ܢܝܼܢܘܿܣ

SKU: Shamiram-MusVid
$15.00Price

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