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The Beauty and Mystery of the East - From Isfahan to Samarkand (Episode 3)

From its architectural splendour to its religious tolerance: nowhere is the greatness of ancient Persia more evident than in Isfahan, the starting point for a journey to Samarkand in Uzbekistan. Tradition plays a major role in Iran and the film highlights festivals, customs and handicrafts that are still cultivated today. The harshness of the landscape contrasts with the warmth of the people. In Uzbekistan we learn about the ancient role played by Sufism, not only in religion but also medicine.