The Mission

The current events taking place in fleeting news reports concerning Middle East, Asia, and Africa progress through mainstream media absent of wider historical context. Archival Institute specializes in the world history and anthropology about some of the world’s most challenging cultures and aims to unpack their complexities to expand our general knowledge.

Archival Institute also doesn’t share the anatomy of modern journalism, nor does it play by its rules, rather, distinguishes itself as a contemporary multimedia provider focused on establishing captivating academic content to educate international audiences.

“You really need a documentary, really long documentary to get into the complexities of the country.”–Dr. Ervand Abrahamian, Baruch College, New York

The Method

Archival Institute produces groundbreaking original content combining historical documentary with narrative animation to educate and entertain global audiences with the cultural history of our world. The Third Path, presents the history of Iran from empire to ruin to empire in a 12 part documentary series featuring leading historians, writers, and innovators.

Archival Institute is currently working on editing a video journey of modern history, Persian Voices: Travelling The Third Path, a graphic novel, and game, taking audiences on cultural longitudes through war, famine, modernization, and struggle written by the Iranian people.

“Now, I’ve chosen the path that leads through longing to nothingness: there, perhaps, I can open the door to the face of love.”–Ālam-Tāj Zhāle Qā’em-Maqāmi

The Motivation

Archival Institute works with leading museums’ and universities’ scholars and international thought leaders as an international think tank to perform research vital to solving problems.

Archival also partners with content contributors to publish outside research and distribute independent video and photographic evidence internationally.

“The ability to transfer the sense of complexity, not black and white, to something else, that’s what you’re trying to communicate.”  –Dr. Andrew Newman, St. Andrews University, Scottland