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43 - CAVIAR - TREASURE FROM IRAN

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Few people connect the world's most expensive delicacy with the "Land of the Mullahs", as caviar, a symbol of decadence and excess, does not quite suit the Shiite theocracy at first sight. Yet more than 70 percent of the worldwide caviar supply comes from Iran.

With 1,600 officials, the Persian government keeps the caviar trade under close observation. Connoisseurs will pay high prices for Iranian caviar - up to 7,000 euros for one kilo.
But the treasure is running dry. Fishermen like Behsad from Bandar are catching fewer and fewer sturgeon. This is a big problem for the illegal fishermen of the Caspian Sea who are mostly poor and driven by the hope of a big catch. Behsad is struggling with his search for the sturgeon and is forced to venture further out into the stormy Caspian Sea.

Director(s) : RAFIY (Dariusch)

Producer(s) : ARTE GEIE, MEDIEN KONTOR Movie GMBH

Production Year : 2008
Language(s) : German, English, Arabic, Korean, Spanish, French, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.