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Culture

Briefing: Iran’s Fashion Industry is the Latest Victim of Khamenei’s War on Western Culture

Iranhumanrights.org – Iran’s Brain Drain Spreads to Fashion Sector as Professionals Emigrate to Escape Raids and Arrests In the latest attack on the Islamic Republic’s growing fashion sector, a court in Shiraz sentenced 12 industry professionals in December 2016 to prison terms ranging from five months to six years. An investigation by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has …

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UNESCO approves Noruz collective feast of 12 nations

PayvandNews – The celebration of Noruz, the New Year shared by 12 countries, was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO on Wednesday. Noruz marks the beginning of spring across a vast geographical area. It is celebrated on March 21st every year. The decision was made during the 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for …

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U.S. National Board of Review names “The Salesman” best foreign-language films

PayvandNews – The National Board of Review (NBR) in New York has picked Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s drama “The Salesman” as best foreign-language film. The movie, which won Farhadi the award for best screenplay and the Palme d’Or for best actor for Shahab Hosseini at the Cannes Film Festival this year, is Iran’s submission to the 89th Academy Awards in …

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Gold cup tells of rich Persian craftsmanship in Iron Age

PayvandNews – This exquisite Persian (Iranian) artwork which dates back to the early 1st millennium BC boldly reveals the skills accomplished Persian goldsmiths possessed during the Iron Age II. The artwork is being kept at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Cup with a frieze of gazelles The information provided by the museum about this artwork: Period: Iron …

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Stairway to Heaven: Iranian Artist’s Mural Turns Heads

VOA – In a canyon walled by drab gray and brown high-rises, a ragged line of men, women and children hold red helium balloons, ascending a staircase that ends in a spiral at an opening in the roof, where a single giant balloon slips into the blue sky. Two people at the top lift their heads in wonder. Seen by …

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Lut Desert provides tourism development opportunity: Iranian Official

PayvandNews – The Lut Desert, one of the two deserts dominating the landscape of eastern Iran, has got what it takes to lure travelers considering its geological uniqueness. Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List, the scorching Lut, is a mix of sand and salt. Its calming silence is also amazingly attractive. Dasht-e Lut “The Lut Desert provides a suitable prospect …

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How modern art is helping bridge Arab-Iranian divide

Al-monitor – The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA) is showcasing a collection of works by Iranian and Arab modern artists in an exhibition titled “The Sea Suspended.” The exhibition, curated by the UAE-based Barjeel Art Foundation, opened Nov. 8 and will continue through Dec. 23. The show spans 50 years of works from the 1940s to the 1990s and features artists from around the …

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“Life+1 Day” Receives Best Film Award At Geneva Festival

PayvandNews – “Life+1 Day” by Iranian director Saeid Rustai has won the best film award at the 22nd Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans, which was held in the Swiss city from November 4 to 12. “Life+1 Day” Director: Saeed Roustayi Writer: Saeed Roustayi Stars: Peyman Moaadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar Watch the trailer The movie is about a young …

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Iran’s ‘Inversion’ wins Best Film Award at MedFilm Festival

PayvandNews – Iranian film ‘Inversion’ directed and written by Behnam Behzadi won the Best Film Award at 21st edition of MedFilm Festival. The Italian event held on November 4-12 is home to different feature movies and documentaries made in the Mediterranean and the new Europe areas. Inversion is Behnam Behzadi’s fourth directed feature film that has previously participated in Un …

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US Tour Company Booking Luxury Trips to Iran

VOA – It is home to beautiful mountains, breathtaking historical buildings and priceless artwork, but it’s also the subject of strongly worded U.S. State Department warnings. For Americans, Iran may not be the first place that comes to mind when planning a vacation, even decades after the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover following the country’s Islamic Revolution. “Death to America!” can …

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