Thursday , 21 October 2021

Culture

Iran’s President Rouhani Government Touts Amendment Blocking Police From Unilaterally Stopping Music Concerts

CHRI – Effectiveness of Legal Measure Remains Unclear cartoon by Mohsen Zarifian, Ghanoon daily The government of President Hassan Rouhani has announced the passage of a new amendment intended to block police from preventing sanctioned music concerts without a court order. The Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry announced on May 3, 2017 that based on the now revised Public Areas Administrative Regulations, a prosecutor’s order is required …

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Tehran Book Fair opens with message from Italian president

PayvandNews – The 30th Tehran International Book Fair opened on Tuesday with a message from Sergio Mattarella, the president of Italy as the event’s guest of honor. The message was read by the undersecretary of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism, Antimo Cesaro, during the opening ceremony of the fair at the Shahr-e Aftab Fairground. In his …

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Foreign tourist spent $32B in Iran in last four years

PayvandNews – Foreign tourists have spent some $32 billion in Iran over the past four years, said an official with the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization. A total of 19.9 million travelers visited the country during the mentioned period (March 2013 – March 2017), IRIB quoted CHTHO Deputy Director Morteza Rahmani-Movahhed as saying on April 23. Foreign tourists in …

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“In order to Create, One must First Destroy”: An Interview with Parvaneh Etemadi

PayvandNews – Parvaneh Etemadi in an interview with Parviz Barati from Shargh Newspaper Translated by Roya Monajem, Tavoos Magazine Parviz Barati- According to Parvaneh Etemadi, she has acquired Bahman Mohassess’ taste and Jalal Al-Ahmad’s courage. She is Frank. Yet, frankness is just one of her personality. She challenges the  current form of knowledge and cognition and expresses far-fetched concepts with new modules, which provokes …

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Iran’s Golab Adineh wins Best Actress Award at Beijing Film Festival

PayvandNews – Iranian actress Golab Adineh won Best Actress Award for ‘Abji‘ (The Sis) directed by Marjan Ashrafizadeh at the 7th Beijing International Film Festival in China. The seventh Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF 2017) wrapped up on Sunday as the Tiantan Award went to ‘Luka’, a Georgian movie by Giorgi Barabadze. There were 15 outstanding films shortlisted for the award from …

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How Iran-Israel conflict has played out beyond political realm

Al-monitor – An interview given by Asghar Farhadi to an Israeli journalist has become the subject of new controversy in Iran. On March 20, the Israeli daily Haaretz published a May 2016 interview with the Oscar-winning director on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival in which he said that his “only hope” for solving the problems between Iran and Israel is the people, arguing that …

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PHOTOS: The Ancient Samen Underground City In Western Iran

PayvandNews – A two-millennia-old subterranean city has been unearthed in Samen, Hamedan Province, after more than a decade of excavations. see map of Samen The city, located 400 km west of Tehran, provisionally dubbed the Underground City of Samen, is “under the modern city of Samen,” said Ali Khaksar, the head of the provincial office of Iran’s Culturally Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism …

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The obscure religion that shaped the West

BBC – Talk of ‘us’ and ‘them’ has long dominated Iran-related politics in the West. At the same time, Christianity has frequently been used to define the identity and values of the US and Europe, as well as to contrast those values with those of a Middle Eastern ‘other’. Yet, a brief glance at an ancient religion – still being …

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35th Fajr Film Festival in Tehran: 140 films from 58 countries, 350 guests from 66 countries

PayvandNews -The 35th edition of Fajr International Film Festival will take place from 21 to 28 April in Tehran, screening 140 film titles from 58 countries. 35th Fajr Internatioanl Film Festival (FIFF) Well over 350 guests from 66 countries will attend the 35th Fajr Internatioanl Film Festival (FIFF) in Tehran.  Speaking to reporters, the festival spokesperson Alireza Shojanouri said there will be …

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Iranians celebrate Sizdah Bedar nature festival by going outdoors

PayvandNews – Iranian people are celebrating Sizdah Bedar, the traditional Persian festival of nature, by spending time outdoors with family and friends. The ancient Iranian festival was held on Sunday, which this year marks the 13th day of Farvardin the first month on the Persian calendar. People celebrating Sizdah Bedar in Isfahan by Zayandehroud river The festivities include picnicking outdoors …

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