Friday , 20 May 2022

Culture

The screening of ‘COUP 53’ in Manhattan

PayvandNews – After ten protracted, nonetheless, scrupulous years of research and interviews, and arduous scripts writing and productions, COUP 53, the historical two hour chilling thriller documentary of the British MI6 and the American CIA’s bloody covert actions against IRAN, which led to the overthrow of the first and perhaps the last ever democratically elected prime minster Dr. Mohammad Mosadegh, went on …

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From Haft Tappeh to the world wide web

eurekalert.org – Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz und Mainz University of Applied Sciences are digitizing 3,500-year old cuneiform texts JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITAET MAINZSHARE PRINT E-MAIL IMAGE: CUNEIFORM SCRIPT ON CLAY TABLETS FOUND AT HAFT TAPPEH. view more CREDIT: PHOTO/©: DR. BEHZAD MOFIDI-NASRABADI Archaeologist Dr. Behzad Mofidi-Nasrabadi of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) excavated cuneiform texts on clay tablets at Haft Tappeh, dating back to the middle of …

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Iranian Actress Matin Sotudeh Summoned to Court for Red Carpet Attire: “The Reaction Shocked Me”

CHRI – Iranian actress Matin Sotudeh was summoned to the Guidance Court in Tehran for her attire at the premiere of “Maskharehbaz” (English title: “A Hairy Affair”) in the capital city on October 10, 2019. Matin Sotudeh (middle) was dressed in a hijab and buttoned-up, long-sleeved tunic that was tucked into belted pants at her October 10 red-carpet appearance in Tehran. Sotudeh’s neck-covering hijab, with …

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Why Iran’s grand ayatollahs are fighting over Rumi

Al-Monitor – Plans to make a movie about Rumi, a 13th-century Persian Sufi poet, have once again revived an old quarrel between two currents among Iranian clerics — one that celebrates him as a great mystic and another that opposes his teachings as deviation and heresy. Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, known in Iran as Mowlana, was born in 1207 in Balkh, which was …

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Iranian Women Artists Showcased in Upcoming Exhibit Curated by Shirin Neshat

CHRI – Exhibition Will Open on November 7 in New York City The Center for Human Rights in Iran is honored to announce an upcoming exhibition of thirteen contemporary Iranian women artists in New York City, curated by the internationally acclaimed artist Shireen Neshat. The show, A Bridge Between You and Everything features nearly 100 works—paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and video—by both …

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Recipient of 12th Bita Prize for Persian Arts: Kayhan Kalhor

PayvandNews – We are pleased to announce the 12th recipient of the Bita Prize for Persian Arts is the acclaimed musician Kayhan Kalhor! Kayhan KalhorPhoto credit: Hamid Shirmohammedi Kayhan Kalhor, born in Tehran, began his musical studies at the age of seven under Master Ahmad Mohajer. A child prodigy on the kamancheh (spiked fiddle), he was invited at the age of 13 to …

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Iran Says At Least 3,500 Women Fans ‘Guaranteed’ For Tehran Soccer Match

rferl.org – Iran has “guaranteed” that at least 3,500 female fans will be allowed into the stadium for an upcoming soccer match with Cambodia amid the “explicit demand” of the sport’s global governing body. State-run IRNA news agency said on October 4 in “conforming to the promises of the [Iranian] Football Federation and the explicit demand of FIFA, Iranian women …

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Iran displays 300 Achaemenid tablets returned from U.S. after judicial saga

PayvandNews – The National Museum of Iran is exhibiting some 300 cuneiform tablets returned from the United States following a judicial saga. Originally from the ruins of Persepolis, capital of the Persian Achaemenid Empire (559-330 B.C,) in southern Iran, these works belong to a batch of 1,783 tablets or pieces of clay tablets returned Monday by the Oriental Institute of …

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‘The Last Fiction’ Set To Become First Iranian Animated Feature To Qualify For Oscars

cartoonbrew.com – In a major development for Iran’s budding animation industry, an animated feature from the country is set to qualify for the Oscars for the first time. The Last Fiction, the debut feature from the Tehran-based Hoorakhsh Studios, will play in Hollywood’s Arena Cinelounge (6464 Sunset Blvd) the week of October 18–24. With this theatrical run, it will become eligible …

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