Bonasan, the genie travels from the future to this day to share his life story with Sarah, a child hospitalized for being infected with COVID19. He tells her in her sleep that people in the future have exiled him from earth, punishing him for his malicious action, though he thinks he has only been doing what his masters have asked him to do. An angle responds to his plea for a second chance, but his chance is conditional. Bonasan has to go to Asakura, a musician and composer in Tokyo and convince him to create a music track that brings life and hope, inspired by the lives of three activists; Dr. Shizuku Tsuya from Japan, Parviz Parastoui from Iran and Professor Gerhard Freinlinger from Austria. Bonasan has no choice but to accept and this is the beginning of his troubles. Humankind’s sorrowful past can be a trap, destroying the present and future for some people. However, there exist some heroes who can transform the past tragedies to means for creating a better future. The Miracle of Bonasan aims to illustrate this journey from this nightmare to a dream.



Humankind’s sorrowful past events such as wars and social harms can be a trap, destroying the present and future lives. However, there exist some heroes who can transform the past tragedies to means for creating a better future. The Miracle of Bonasan aims to illustrate this journey from this nightmare to a dream.

Dr. Shizuku Tsuya, the head of the Japanese NPC, MOCT has been active in humanitarian affairs for many years; Working closely with Tehran Peace Museum in holding scientific and cultural exchange programs is one of them. The seed idea of this movie was the initiative of Habib Ahmadzadeh, the director of the movie to appreciate these efforts. After discussing the idea with Dr. Tsuya, she put forward three conditions which made the task very difficult: She should not be the main character, it should not be a documentary, and it should encourage people to take action. These conditions were realized only through heartening dedication of the production team.



The filming of this movie started 15 years ago as mere recording of events, which archives the trips of MOCT NPO teams, headed by Dr. Tsuya to Iran as well as the trips by Iranian veterans and artists to Japan as a part of the scientific and cultural exchanges with the Tehran Peace Museum. The action by Professor Gerhard Freilinger was added through selfless efforts of Mr. Mostafa Razzagh Karimi, the director of the “Memories for All Seasons” documentary. Parviz Parastoui, the Iranian actor joined the team since he was accompanying peace activists and civil actors.

The genie and Asakura were added to the script after the production started. Bonasan the genie aimed to boost morale of the children who were in the hospitals during the COVID19 pandemic. Asakura made connecting all the other characters in one storyline possible. The editing then, took more than 4 years.

The miracle of Bonasan was produced with the minimum budget. It came to fruit only through the hard work and dedication of a team that set aside their personal priorities to narrate the story of people from three corners of the world (Far East, Middle East and West) only to put aside all their differences and together, create the music of life and hope.

What is the miracle, created by our heroes? We invite you to watch to movie to find out.

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The Miracle of Bonasan was officially unveiled on 22 February 2023 in an event in Parke Shahr in Tehran, with the presence of guests from MOCT and chemical weapons survivors and other volunteers of the Tehran Peace Museum among others. This movie has also been one of the movies screened during the 10th Iran- Hiroshima Friendship Film Festival (Hiroshima) and Iranian Movies Week (Tokyo) in August 2023. The unfinalized version of the movie, titled “The Legend of A Thousand and One Days” and the final version as the Miracle of Bonasan have been shown in other countries and cities.

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Cast and Crew

The primary recordings, as journaling the events, was done during many years by prominent Iranian videographers. After the production began with Habib Ahmadzadeh as the director and producer, who was the coordinator of the art teams travelling to Japan during these exchange programs, Zeynab Ahmadzadeh joined the team as the screenwriter. The movie was first edited by Majid Shattizade and later by Mehrdad Afrasiabi.

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