Saturday , 18 September 2021

Culture

40 Years of Failure: Official Study Reviews Iranian Lifestyles

Iranwire.com – Although the ruling clerics of Iran have been promoting their values and beliefs for more than 40 years, they are increasingly expressing their concern about the decline of these beliefs among Iranians. Recently, a quarterly journal affiliated with the Ministry of Islamic Guidance described lifestyles in the city of Tehran into five categories – unrestricted, unfavorable, deviant, religious, favourable, …

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A New Official Study of Celebrities as Security Threats in Iran

iranwire.com – The Islamic Republic of Iran has generally viewed celebrity stardom in the context of how it can be restricted as a security concern. Over time, however, this approach has evolved. A recent “strategic report” on celebrities in Iran has shed light on the Iranian government’s changing attitude to the phenomenon of celebrity – and admonishes officials for their …

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Iranian National Commission for UNESCO honors actress Jaleh Olov

The Iranian National Commission for UNESCO honored actress Jaleh Olov, Iranian actor and voice actor with a lifetime achievement award on the margins of the Selfie 20 Short Film Festival in Tehran on Monday. The 93-year-old Olov expressed her thanks to the organizers in a video message screened during the closing ceremony of the festival, and said, “I am proud of …

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Iranian filmmaker Kambuzia Partovi dies at 65 due to COVID-19

Payvand.com – Veteran Director and Scriptwriter Kambuzia Partovi died of COVID-19 on Tuesday. He was 65. Partovi, the prominent director of children’s cinema and scriptwriter of many films, including Muhammad: The Messenger of God, died on Tuesday morning in Day Hospital in Tehran after a short illness due to the infection of coronavirus. Kambuzia Partovi(February 8, 1956 – November 24, …

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“Sun Children” to represent Iran at Oscars 2021

Payvandnews – “Sun Children“, directed by Majid Majidi, has been selected to represent Iran in the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards. Sun Children (2020)Khorshid (original title) Spokesman of Iranian Cinema Selection Committee Raed Faridzadeh said that after having reviewed 12 films shortlisted as the country’s preliminary nominees for this year’s Academy Awards, this committee finally decided to select ‘Sun Children’ as Iran’s …

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Angry TV film-makers stop release of lauded Iranian documentary

theguardian.com – Coup 53 was heralded by critics this summer as a “powerful and authoritative” documentary “as gripping as any thriller”, and judged by historians as crucial to understanding Britain’s relationship with the Middle East. Made over 10 years by Walter Murch, the celebrated editor of Apocalypse Now and The English Patient, in collaboration with the Anglo-Iranian director Taghi Amirani, it tells the story of …

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Iran’s #MeToo movement makes waves in Toronto as calls mount for festival to cut ties with celebrated artist

CBC.ca – More than 850 sign petition for Tirgan to cut ties with Aydin Aghdashloo after allegations of sexual assault Shanifa Nasser · CBC News · Posted: Nov 02, 2020 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: November 2 Last month, The New York Times released a report detailing multiple allegations of sexual harassment, assault and misconduct against prominent 80-year-old Iranian contemporary painter Aydin Aghdashloo. (Dave …

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Iranian Drag Queen Amir Vashtani’s Life Gets Documentary Treatment

Radiofarda – The life story of a man who built his entire life and world on dancing in women’s clothing is getting the cinematic treatment. Although it is not illegal to dance in Iran the vague laws around “indecent” acts can get a person into serious trouble. “Khoraman,” screened at this year’s Sheffield Documentary Film Festival as “Gracefully,” is a …

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Cyrus the Great Day

Shabtabnews – Today in accordance with an unofficial holiday in Iran that takes place on 7th of Aban, the eighth month on the Iranian calendar – usually occurring on 29 October on the Gregorian calendar many Iranians have celebrated this day. As Cyrus the Great is remembered for his contributions to human rights during his reign. On #CyrusTheGreatDay we remind ourselves of such leaders who …

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