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Tehran Times - Iran's Leading International Daily

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    TEHRAN -- The 20th Kolkata International Film Festival plans to screen films from Iranian actress and director Niki Karimi in the New Horizon section, the organizers announced on Saturday.
     
    From her acting career “Sara” (1992) and “Pari” (1995) by Dariush Mehrjui, and “Two Women” (1999), “Hidden Half” (2001) and “Fifth Reaction” (2003) by Tahmineh Milani will be screened.
     
    Her directorial productions “One Night” and “Final Whistle” have also been selected for the section.
     
    Karimi has been selected for the jury of the festival, which opens today and will run until November 17.
     
    Four other cineastes from different countries will be joining her on the festival jury.
     
    Australian filmmaker Paul Cox, Chinese film actress and director Renhua Na, Indian film actor and director Amol Palekar, and film actress, writer and director from Georgia Nino Kirtadze are the other members.
     
    Niki Karimi rose to fame by acting in Behruz Afkhami’s hit “Bride” in 1990. She appeared in films by Dariush Mehrjuii, Masud Kimiaii and several other prominent Iranian filmmakers.
     
    She made her directorial debut in 2001 with “To Have or Not to Have”, a documentary on a number of infertile Iranian couples trying to have children.
     
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    TEHRAN – Four Iranian films will go on screen at the 18th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which will be held in Estonia from November 14 to 30.
     
    Iranian filmmaker Reza Mirkarimi’s social drama “Today” will compete with 17 other movies in the international section of the festival.
     
    The film, which is about a Tehran taxi driver, who becomes the impromptu protector of a desperate young pregnant woman after he rushes her to hospital, is Iran’s submission for the best foreign language film category at the 88th Academy Awards in 2015.
     
    “Tales” by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad will be shown in the Screen International Critic Choice section.
     
    The film contains seven short episodes, in which Bani-Etemad reveals the fate of some of the female characters in her previous films like “The Blue-Veiled”, “Under the Skin of the City” and “Mainline”, and also people who represent the different layers of society.
     
    “I’m not Angry” by Reza Dormishian will be screened in the Panorama section.
     
    The film is the story of Navid, an expelled university student who tries to provide the minimum requirements of a normal life, cope with numerous difficulties in Tehran, and does all he can so as not to lose his love, Setareh.
     
    “A Few Cubic Meters of Love” by Jamshid Mahmudi, which is a joint production of Iran and Afghanistan, will also go on screen at the Focus on Hot Topics section.
     
    The film is about Saber, a young Iranian worker, who secretly meets Marona, daughter of Abdolsalam, an Afghan worker in a small factory that illegally employs Afghan asylum seekers in the outskirts of Tehran, which leads to a conclusion that no one could foretell.
     
    One of the largest in Northern Europe, the festival is among the 50 leading film festivals of the world. 
     
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    TEHRAN – The Niavaran Cultural Center will host the 7th edition of Iran’s Seven Views, an art expo organized by seven major galleries in Tehran. 
     
    The Aria, Elaheh, Dey, Golestan, Haft Samar, Vaali and Mah-e Mehr galleries will showcase a collection of paintings, sculptures and calligraphy works during the expo, which will be held from November 14 to 28.
     
    “We have invited seven more galleries to join the event to celebrate 7th edition of the expo,” Seven Views secretary Lili Golestan said in a press release on Sunday. 
     
    The Aran, Etemad, Hanna, Dastaan Basement, Seen, Seyhun and Tarrahan-e Azad galleries have been invited to the expo, she added.
     
    She said that each of those galleries invited to the expo will be allowed to display seven works at the show.
     
    The expo, which will be held with the motto of “Every Iranian Home, One Artwork”, will feature 400 artworks by 350 artists.
     
    Artworks by celebrated artists, including Sohrab Sepehri, Mohammad Ehsaii, Aidin Aghdashlu, Parviz Tanavoli, Iran Darrudi, Farideh Lashaii and Parvaneh Etemadi, have been selected for exhibition.
     
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    TEHRAN -- The director of the Center for Visual Arts of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Majid Mollanoruzi, has said that Iran is progressively pursuing interaction with foreign museums.

    “Many major museums of the world, including museums in Switzerland and Austria, are keen to borrow works from the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA),” Mollanoruzi told the Persian service of MNA on Sunday.

    Mollanoruzi, who is also the director of the TMCA, said that loaning an artwork to foreign museums should not be considered a breakthrough.

    “We plan to get maximum benefit from this opportunity to promote Iranian art in the world,” he added.

    He said that those foreign museums, which are seeking to borrow artworks form the TMCA for their exhibits, should arrange shows for artworks created by Iranian artists instead.

    “Iranian visual art has not taken its proper place in the world… one of our aims for this interaction with foreign museums is to promote Iranian art in the world,” he stated.

    In March 2013, the TMCA announced that the Spanish ambassador to Tehran had asked the TMCA to loan Pablo Picasso’s masterpiece “The Painter and His Model” to a Spanish museum for an art show.
     
    Mollanoruzi said that international companies refused to insure the masterpiece due to the West’s sanctions against Iran causing the artwork to miss the Spanish showcase.
     
    The TMCA collection comprises works by Picasso, Andy Warhol, Edvard Munch, Paul Cézanne, Edouard Monet, Jackson Pollock, Vincent van Gogh and many other world-renowned artists, which were all collected before the victory of the Islamic Revolution.
     
    The museum has already loaned several works to international arts shows.

    Pollock’s “Mural on Indian Red Ground” went to the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo for display at a retrospective of the American artist in 2012.
     
    In 2010, Picasso’s “The Painter and His Model” was loaned to the Kunsthaus Zurich show and Dutch artist Kees van Dongen’s “Trinidad Fernandez” was loaned to Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam.
     
    “I believe that some of TMCA’s major works, including Pollock’s ‘Mural on Indian Red Ground’, which is the Mona Lisa of the TMCA and the most expensive piece of the museum, should not be loaned for art shows abroad,” Mollanoruzi said.

    “Like many foreign museum, the TMCA does not want to loan some of its unique artworks to international exhibitions,” he added.

       
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    TEHRAN – The book “Seven Screenplays from Asghar Farhadi” by Cheshmeh Publications was introduced during a ceremony at the Kurosh Cinema Complex on Saturday evening.

    A large number of fans, cineastes, and film critics attended the ceremony, which Farhadi called a big surprise, Persian media reported on Sunday.

    The book contains the screenplays “Dancing in the Dust”, “Beautiful City”, “Firework Wednesday”, “About Elly”, “A Separation” and “The Past”, all of which were directed by Farhadi.  

    It also carries the screenplay “Tambourine”, which was directed by Farhadi’s wife, Parisa Bakhtavar.

    “I thought it would be a simple ceremony, and I didn’t imagine this ceremony would be so well attended,” Farhadi said, expressing his thanks to all those who attended.

    The Oscar-winning director Farhadi added that most of his screenplays emerged from within his subconscious mind, claiming that he himself is not aware how things happen and how he moves from one point to another in his works.

    He continued that persistence and perseverance are the two significant elements in screenwriting and the emotional data bank filled during childhood helps authors subconsciously.

    Filmmaker Amirshahab Razavian in his short speech praised Farhadi’s determination and called him the product of several positive events in Iran’s cinema.

    Film critic Ali Mo’allem also mentioned that Farhadi helped add “thriller” to the social cinema of Iran.

    Farhadi also observes rhythm in his story telling, an element that has caused his works to attract the world’s attention, he added.

    Farhadi’s “A Separation” won the 2012 Oscar for best foreign film.


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    TEHRAN – An exhibition displaying works of a number of Iranian photojournalists opened at the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) in Tehran on Sunday.
     
    Organized by the Iranian Photojournalists’ Association, this is the second exhibit featuring 75 photos by 75 photojournalists, the director of the association, Kavus Sadeqlu, said during the opening ceremony.
     
    Labor, Cooperatives and Social Welfare Minister Ali Rabiei also attended the ceremony.
     
    Minister Rabiei called the event a new beginning for future exhibits, which can help spotlight poverty, injustice and social issues, IAF announced in a press release on Monday.
     
    He added that the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor, and Social Welfare will surely support these types of exhibits, since art can depict social dilemmas and truth in its typical form and language.
     
    On receiving an honorary membership card of the association, the minister said that he believes art especially photography can express the realities in a society and keep people involved in different social issues.
     
    Works by Parinaz Ale-Aqa, Arsalan Amanat, Satiyar Emami, Mehrdad Amini, Jamshid Bayrami, Mehid HOsseini, Adel Azizi, Kaveh Farzaneh, Javad Golzar, Farzad Hashemi and many more are on display.
     
    The exhibit will be running until November 24 at the Forum located on Musavi St., off Taleqani Ave.
     
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    TEHRAN – Tehran’s Book City Institute will hold a seminar on Persian contemporary poet Nima Yushij and Spanish poet Juan Ramón Jiménez Mantecón in 2015.
     
    “We should introduce Persian contemporary poetry to the world and holding such seminars would be helpful,” the deputy director of the Book City Institute, Ali-Asghar Mohammadkhani, said in a press release on Monday.
     
    The seminar will focus on the establishment of modern poetry composed by Nima Yushij (1895–1960) and Nobel laureate Juan Ramón Jiménez Mantecón (1881–1958).
     
    Born Ali Esfandiari in Yush in Mazandaran Province, Yushij attended primary school in his birth place and later came to Tehran to continue his studies. 
     
    What made Yushij a great, powerful guru for the young poets of his time was his innovations in form and style rather than the content of his poetry. 
     
    Yushij died of pneumonia in the Shemiran neighborhood in Tehran, but was buried in Yush, as he had willed.
     
    Jiménez Mantecón was a prolific writer who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1956 “for his lyrical poetry, which in the Spanish language constitutes an example of high spirit and artistical purity”. One of Jiménez’s most important contributions to modern poetry was his advocacy of the French concept of “pure poetry”.
     
    Tehran’s Book City Institute has recently held a seminar on Sadi and Cervantes at the Complutense University of Madrid, which is a return colloquium that the institute held in mid April 2014 in Tehran.
     
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  • Tanavoli’s new book published
     
    TEHRAN – A book containing pictures of works by celebrated sculptor Parviz Tanavoli has recently been published in Tehran.
     
    Entitled “The Poet”, the book carries photos of 100 artworks from Tanavoli’s collection “Farhad, the Mountain Carver”.
     
    Published by Bongah Publications, the book will be unveiled during a ceremony at Tehran’s Etemad Gallery on Friday.
     
    “National Gallery” to go on screen at Cinéma Vérité 
     
    TEHRAN -- The 8th edition of Cinéma Vérité, the Iranian international festival for documentary films, will screen U.S. filmmaker Frederick Wiseman’s “National Gallery”.
     
    The documentary is about the National Gallery in London, one of the great museums of the world.
     
    The 8th edition of Cinéma Vérité will be held in Tehran from November 30 to December 7.
     
    New gallery to open in Tehran
     
    TEHRAN -- A new gallery will open in Tehran on Friday with a showcase of paintings by Omid Moshksar.
     
    Orkideh Darrudi is the founder of the exhibition space entitled O Gallery. The gallery aims to focus on showcasing works by young artists.
     
    The exhibition runs until December 8 at the gallery located at 46 Khosro Alley, off Villa St.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance for Cultural Affairs Seyyed Abbas Salehi has said that the glorious past of Iran and Poland could lead the development of cultural relations between the two countries.

    Speaking at a meeting that the Iranian Center for International Communities held on Sunday to discuss 540 years of diplomatic relations between Iran and Poland, Salehi said, “There are various similarities between Poland and Iran.

    “Both countries have had religious tolerance and followers of various religions have lived peacefully with each other. Although sometimes aliens have tried to stimulate religious differences in the countries, the consciences of the two nations have not accepted this.   

    “Both countries have bitter memories of foreign invasions and have received severe wounds from these assaults, but they have recovered. The glorious past of the two countries and their key roles as a bridge between the cultures of the East and West are important similarities that make the nations close together.”

    The meeting was attended by Polish State Secretary for Culture Monika Smolen and a number of officials from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Salehi also said that during the five centuries, an important part of Iranian art and culture was transferred into Poland, and the European countries gained an access to the culture through the country.

    He referred to the large number of Poles, which were forced to flee from their homeland during World War I and World War II to seek refuge in other countries including Iran, and said, “Happy memories of the times have remained in the minds of both nations.”

    “Although the two countries are geographically far from each other, their people are close together historically and culturally,” he added.


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    TEHRAN – Iranian filmmaker Dariush Mehrjuii received the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor during a ceremony held at the Embassy of France in Tehran on Sunday evening.
     
    The medal, which is the highest decoration awarded by the French government, was presented to Mehrjuii by French Ambassador Bruno Foucher during a ceremony at his residence in Tehran.
     
    Several Iranian cineastes including Asghar Farhadi, Ali Mosaffa, Leila Hatami, Dariush Shayegan, Bita Farahi, Hamed Behdad and Reza Dormishian attended the ceremony.
     
    A graduate of UCLA in philosophy, Mehrjuii is known outside of the country as one of Iran’s new wave directors. 
     
    He made his debut film in 1966 with “Diamond 33”. His second film “The Cow” (1969) won the International Critics Prize of the Venice Film Festival in 1971. It was the first award the Iranian motion picture industry ever received in an international event.   
     
    Mehrjuii’s “The Cycle”, which was about illegal blood deals, was Iran’s first submission to the Academy Awards in 1978.
     
    After several films on various subjects, Mehrjuii’s films began to spotlight women’s issues. The first was “Hamun” (1990), which was about Hamid Hamun and his wife Mahshid who is leaving him. The film was highly acclaimed by critics during the 1990s.
     
    “Pari”, “Sara”, “Leila”, “Mom’s Guest” and “The Tenants” are among his noteworthy credits. 
     
     
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    TEHRAN – Tehran’s Book City Institute will hold a seminar on Persian contemporary poet Nima Yushij and Spanish poet Juan Ramón Jiménez Mantecón in 2015.
     
    “We should introduce Persian contemporary poetry to the world and holding such seminars would be helpful,” the deputy director of the Book City Institute, Ali-Asghar Mohammadkhani, said in a press release on Monday.
     
    The seminar will focus on the establishment of modern poetry composed by Nima Yushij (1895–1960) and Nobel laureate Juan Ramón Jiménez Mantecón (1881–1958).
     
    Born Ali Esfandiari in Yush in Mazandaran Province, Yushij attended primary school in his birth place and later came to Tehran to continue his studies. 
     
    What made Yushij a great, powerful guru for the young poets of his time was his innovations in form and style rather than the content of his poetry. 
     
    Yushij died of pneumonia in the Shemiran neighborhood in Tehran, but was buried in Yush, as he had willed.
     
    Jiménez Mantecón was a prolific writer who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1956 “for his lyrical poetry, which in the Spanish language constitutes an example of high spirit and artistical purity”. One of Jiménez’s most important contributions to modern poetry was his advocacy of the French concept of “pure poetry”.
     
    Tehran’s Book City Institute has recently held a seminar on Sadi and Cervantes at the Complutense University of Madrid, which is a return colloquium that the institute held in mid April 2014 in Tehran.
     
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  • 11/10/14--22:40: Art news in brief
  • Tanavoli’s new book published
     
    TEHRAN – A book containing pictures of works by celebrated sculptor Parviz Tanavoli has recently been published in Tehran.
     
    Entitled “The Poet”, the book carries photos of 100 artworks from Tanavoli’s collection “Farhad, the Mountain Carver”.
     
    Published by Bongah Publications, the book will be unveiled during a ceremony at Tehran’s Etemad Gallery on Friday.
     
    “National Gallery” to go on screen at Cinéma Vérité 
     
    TEHRAN -- The 8th edition of Cinéma Vérité, the Iranian international festival for documentary films, will screen U.S. filmmaker Frederick Wiseman’s “National Gallery”.
     
    The documentary is about the National Gallery in London, one of the great museums of the world.
     
    The 8th edition of Cinéma Vérité will be held in Tehran from November 30 to December 7.
     
    New gallery to open in Tehran
     
    TEHRAN -- A new gallery will open in Tehran on Friday with a showcase of paintings by Omid Moshksar.
     
    Orkideh Darrudi is the founder of the exhibition space entitled O Gallery. The gallery aims to focus on showcasing works by young artists.
     
    The exhibition runs until December 8 at the gallery located at 46 Khosro Alley, off Villa St.
     
    SB/YAW
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    TEHRAN -- Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance for Cultural Affairs Seyyed Abbas Salehi has said that the glorious past of Iran and Poland could lead the development of cultural relations between the two countries.

    Speaking at a meeting that the Iranian Center for International Communities held on Sunday to discuss 540 years of diplomatic relations between Iran and Poland, Salehi said, “There are various similarities between Poland and Iran.

    “Both countries have had religious tolerance and followers of various religions have lived peacefully with each other. Although sometimes aliens have tried to stimulate religious differences in the countries, the consciences of the two nations have not accepted this.   

    “Both countries have bitter memories of foreign invasions and have received severe wounds from these assaults, but they have recovered. The glorious past of the two countries and their key roles as a bridge between the cultures of the East and West are important similarities that make the nations close together.”

    The meeting was attended by Polish State Secretary for Culture Monika Smolen and a number of officials from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Salehi also said that during the five centuries, an important part of Iranian art and culture was transferred into Poland, and the European countries gained an access to the culture through the country.

    He referred to the large number of Poles, which were forced to flee from their homeland during World War I and World War II to seek refuge in other countries including Iran, and said, “Happy memories of the times have remained in the minds of both nations.”

    “Although the two countries are geographically far from each other, their people are close together historically and culturally,” he added.


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    TEHRAN – Iranian filmmaker Dariush Mehrjuii received the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor during a ceremony held at the Embassy of France in Tehran on Sunday evening.
     
    The medal, which is the highest decoration awarded by the French government, was presented to Mehrjuii by French Ambassador Bruno Foucher during a ceremony at his residence in Tehran.
     
    Several Iranian cineastes including Asghar Farhadi, Ali Mosaffa, Leila Hatami, Dariush Shayegan, Bita Farahi, Hamed Behdad and Reza Dormishian attended the ceremony.
     
    A graduate of UCLA in philosophy, Mehrjuii is known outside of the country as one of Iran’s new wave directors. 
     
    He made his debut film in 1966 with “Diamond 33”. His second film “The Cow” (1969) won the International Critics Prize of the Venice Film Festival in 1971. It was the first award the Iranian motion picture industry ever received in an international event.   
     
    Mehrjuii’s “The Cycle”, which was about illegal blood deals, was Iran’s first submission to the Academy Awards in 1978.
     
    After several films on various subjects, Mehrjuii’s films began to spotlight women’s issues. The first was “Hamun” (1990), which was about Hamid Hamun and his wife Mahshid who is leaving him. The film was highly acclaimed by critics during the 1990s.
     
    “Pari”, “Sara”, “Leila”, “Mom’s Guest” and “The Tenants” are among his noteworthy credits. 
     
     
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    TEHRAN -- Director Dariush Mehrjuii plans to make a sequel to “The Santur Player” to erase the bad memories of the controversial film.
     
    “In fact, I want to erase the bitter memory of not premiering the film from my mind,” he told the Persian service of MNA on Tuesday.
     
    Mehrjuii said that the story of “The Santur Player 2” will in the line with the subject of “The Santur Player”.
     
    “The Santur Player” was produce in 2007. However, the film was pirated before its premiere. The then officials of the Culture Ministry had already delayed the premiere of the film several times. 
     
    “The Santur Player” producer Faramarz Farazmand accused the Culture Ministry of the act of piracy. 
     
    The screening of the film, which was about a drug addict santur virtuoso and singer, had also been postponed several times during the 2007 Fajr Film Festival. However, it was finally showcased with its songs censored, allegedly to show respect for the mourning season of Muharram. 
     
    Afterwards, the Culture Ministry refused to give the film a screening license because Mohsen Chavoshi sang the songs. 
     
    The ministry said that the songs had not been approved by its relevant departments for musical affairs. 
     
    As a result, the composer of the film’s music, Ardavan Kamkar, had to record the songs using the voice of Bahram Radan, the leading actor in the film. 
     
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    TEHRAN – Director of the Cinema Organization of Iran Hojjatollah Ayyubi and Polish State Secretary for Culture Monika Smolen have discussed ways to expand cinematic collaboration.
     
    The two officials met at the organization on Monday and held talks on bilateral cooperation and future agreements, the Persian service of MNA reported on Tuesday.
     
    Iranian and Polish films enjoy many similar characteristics and daily problems of the country are reflected in Polish movies, Monika Smolen said.
     
    She stressed that Poland can be introduced through films and hoped that her country would have good collaboration with Iran in cinematic productions.
     
    She also proposed starting a joint project to exchange university students and holding courses on short film productions.
     
    Two groups each with 5 or 6 students from Iran will be invited to the film academy in Poland and several groups from Poland will be sent to Iran to learn filmmaking, she continued.
     
    In addition, she proposed the screening of Polish films in theaters across Iran to make people more familiar with the culture of her country.
     
    Ayyubi for his part said that good decisions have been made and Iranian cineastes would also be happy to boost relations with other countries.
     
    Referring to his trip to Warsaw in June to attend an Iranian film festival, Ayyubi said that a number of agreements made during his trip to Poland were being implemented.
     
    The organization has plans to establish a national cinematic school of Iran in the near future, he said, adding, “There are several old cinema schools in Iran but there are plans to establish an academy like the National Film School in Lodz soon.”
     
    He called the exchange of students a most practical action, and said that young filmmakers can make use of Polish cinematic knowledge.
     
    Smolen had visited the Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance for Cultural Affairs Seyyed Abbas Salehi a few days ago.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Mohammad-Mehdi Asgarpur’s family drama “We Have a Guest” is scheduled to go on screen at Iranian movie theaters today.
     
    The film starring Parviz Parastuii, Ahu Kheradmand, Behruz Shoeybi and Soheila Golestani is about an elderly couple who brings their son, a war veteran, from an asylum to their home to welcome a special guest.
     
    The film had its national premiere at the 31st Fajr International Film Festival in February 2014. It was acclaimed by critics and filmgoers.
     
    The film also was screened at the 19th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea and at the 8th Annual Balinale, the Bali International Film Festival in Indonesia during October.
     
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  • Iranian ensemble to give concerts in Konya
     
    TEHRAN – Iran’s Ayan ensemble will give performances in Konya from November 10 to 14.
     
    The ensemble, which is led by vocalist Hajir Mehrafruz, will perform the concerts in memory of Molana Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273) in the Turkish city, which is home to the tomb of the Persian poet and mystic.
     
    They will perform 10 pieces based on poems by Rumi during the concerts.
     
    Photo exhibit on Gaza underway at Tehran press exhibit
     
    TEHRAN – An exhibition of photos of the recent Israeli war on Gaza is currently underway at the 20th Exhibition of Press and News Agencies in Tehran.
     
    Ninety-one photos by renowned photojournalists from various international news agencies are on display at the exhibit at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Mosalla.
     
    The Exhibition of Press and News Agencies runs until November 14.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Mohammad Sarafraz, the new director of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, says he plans to bring media elite together in order to enhance the activities of the institution.

    Sarafraz made the remarks at the IRIB International Conference Hall on Tuesday during the ceremony in which he was inaugurated as the new director of IRIB.

    “We need to make efficient use of the workforce; today information processing speaks first and the world powers are making (the best) use of it,” he said.

    People across the world are spending more hours watching TV, Sarafraz stated, adding, “There needs to be favorable conditions for viewers to be able to watch their favorite programs at their favorite times.”

    Iranian Majlis speaker Ali Larijani also attending the ceremony called management of the IRIB organization very complicated and difficult.

    “The IRIB director and his colleagues are actively involved in work all day long and I need to express my thanks to the former (IRIB) director Ezzatolh Zarghami and his colleagues for their 10 long years of hard work,” Larijani said.

    A large number of officials, ministers and cineastes including Mohammad Ali Keshavaraz, Siruz Moqaddam, Dariush Arjomand and Ali Nasirian attended the ceremony.

    Sarafraz was officially appointed the new IRIB director by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday.


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    TEHRAN -- Iranian Minster of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati has asked media agencies in the Islamic world to promote unity, peace, and development among the Muslim nations.

    Speaking during a meeting of foreign diplomats and the representatives of some international organizations in Iran on Tuesday, he said that a conference of the information ministers of the state members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is scheduled to be held in Tehran on December 2 and 3.

    He expressed his hope that the conference will pave the way for more cooperation among the media agencies for the coverage of the events in the Islamic world and the enlightenment of the public opinion of the Muslim nations.

    The conference aims to achieve integration among the media agencies for promoting peace in the Islamic world.


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