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"The Temple's Heart" (2005) documentary film

Scriptwriter: Teymur Daimi
Director: Teymur Daimi 
Director of photography: Djavanshir Djavadov
Composer: Lala Djafarova 
Installation: Rauf Akhmedov 
Production designer: Teymur Daimi
Sound producer: Djavanshir Djavadov
Sound technician: Farkhad Namazov 
Computer graphics: Aydyn Kalantarli
Actors: Zyumryud Gasymova, Elnur Ismailov
Producer: Fuad Mukhtarov
Studio: Caspian Supplies


Synopsis:
The quest for a particular, personal path, one leading to the discovery of the mystery concealed in the primal, magical Temple – this Temple is, finally, the materialization in the physical world of another Spiritual Temple, to be found within each one of us. Thus the quest to understand the secrets of one of the earth’s most important sacred places becomes a process of self-knowledge, an act of understanding of our own secret inner world.

The exploration of any sacred place will involve the researcher turning back on his own self; it will highlight the importance of personal, inner experience, without which all acquired, external knowledge seems hollow and futile – because it has not been immersed in the ‘blood’ of the spiritual heart.

Teymur Daimi is a multimedia artist, filmmaker and philosopher (PH.D), who studied at the Azimzadeh College of Art and at the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Art. His professional interest lies in interdisciplinary activity comprehending visual arts, filmmaking, experimental cinema, theory of perception, art writing, pedagogical practice, neurophysiology, psycho-technologies, anthropological practices. He is an established writer whose articles have appeared in art publications around the world. Teymur's work was among the work chosen to represent the visual art of Azerbaijan at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2007. His articles were published in the Azerbaijani pavilion’s catalogues for the 52nd and 54th Venice Biennale.