The Conference of the Birds
Based on the poem by Attar of Nishapur
Written by: Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carrière
Directed by: John Green
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Without the presence of Simorgh—a mythical bird from Iranian mythology—the birds of the world have no direction. To find their beloved King, the flock must travel far through harrowing deserts and valleys, tempted by such vices as lust, greed, and apathy. Based on an ancient Persian poem, The Conference of the Birds floats between mysticism and the crucible of faith, nesting in contemplation of the Great Question: What is the essence of the soul?