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  • 01/20/15--11:25: Art news in brief
  • Arabic version of Leader’s book published in Iraq
    TEHRAN – The Arabic version of “Islamic World and Cultural Clash” written by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has recently been published in Iraq.
     
    The book was translated and published by the Iranian cultural attaché’s office in Baghdad.
     
    The 100-page book contains Leader’s discourses on the West’s cultural assault on the Islamic world.
     
     
    Another Persian translation of Gibran’s “Prophet” hits Iranian bookstores  
    TEHRAN – Another translation of Lebanese author Khalil Gibran’s “The Prophet” has recently been published in Iran.
     
    Mohammad Sharifi-Nematabad translated the book, which is published by Amut Publications.
     
    Hossein Elahi-Qomsheii and Mehdi Maqsudi have previously translated the book into Persian. 
     
    “The Prophet” is a book of 26 prose poetry essays written in English originally. It is Gibran’s most famous work, which has been translated into over forty different languages and has never been out of print.
     
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    TEHRAN -- The Raad Rehabilitation Goodwill Complex, offering free service to the handicapped, will hold its second art auction on Friday.
     
    A collection of 75 works in various media, including painting, calligraphic painting, photo and sculpture, will be offered in the auction, auctioneer Rahman Alaqehband announced on Tuesday.
     
    Works by veterans and masters including Parviz Tanavoli, Nasrollah Afjeii, Sadeq Tabrizi, Taha Behbahani and Rozita Sharafjahan have been put on display in the week-long exhibition that opened on January 16, Alaqehband added.
     
    Part of the artwork on show has been donated to the complex by the artists and the proceeds from the auction will be dedicated by the complex to holding educational courses, he said.
     
    About 20 of the works have been selected and reserved by visitors in advance, however, they will go for the highest offered bid in the auction, he explained.
     
    A team of experts and gallery owners are collaborating in this project.
     
    The complex is located at 74, South Piruzan St., Hormozan St., in the Shahrak-e Gharb neighborhood.
     
    RM/YAW
    END

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    TEHRAN – The 33rd Fajr International Theater Festival will open at Tehran’s theaters today.
     
    Over 80 theater troupes from Iran and other countries will perform during the festival, which runs until February 1.
     
    Twenty-one plays will compete in the national section of the festival.
     
    Twenty-five theater troupes from Iran and other countries will go on stage in the international section. Most of the troupes are from Iran.
     
    Over 60 plays selected to be performed at the festival have been written by Iranian dramatists.
     
    The organizers of the festival have previously asked Iranian troupes to put their focuses on the Iranian culture and Eastern identity in their plays. 
     
    “Flight over the City” by Narine Grigoryan from Armenia and “Odyssey Complex” by Felix Mathias Ott from Germany and three other plays from Oman, Russia and the Netherlands will also compete in this section. 
     
    The Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati sent a message for the opening of the festival.
     
    In his message, he called theater a practical way to improve culture, beliefs and values personally and socially.
     
    SB/YAW
    END

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    TEHRAN -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has offered his condolences over the death of poet Abbas Kaymanesh, who wrote under the penname Moshfeq Kashani.
     
    The following is the text of the Leader’s condolence message, which was published on his website on Tuesday:
     
    “I offer my condolences over the death of the distinguished composer of odes, Mr. Moshfeq Kashani, to his respected family, the community of Iranian literati, his students and fans.
     
    “In addition to his charming and fine poems, his high morale, humane personality and commitment to the principles of the revolution were among the characteristics that had caused me to be fond of this noble and pious man over the thirty years of close relationship with him. God bless him.”
     
    Moshfeq Kashani, who is considered one of the restorers of Persian classical poetry, died of heart failure while reading a poem during a session in Tehran on Sunday evening. He was 89.       
     
    He was the composer of over ten collections of poems and books, including “Ballade of Life”, “Memoires”, “Wine of Sun”, “Lightening”, “The Mirror of Imagination”, “The Red Spring of Ballade”, and “The Mystery of Winter”.
     
     
    MMS/YAW
    END

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    TEHRAN – A sculpture by Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro located in the courtyard of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) has recently been refurbished.
     
    The polished sculpture from the series “Sphere within Sphere” (Sfera con Sfera) was unveiled during a ceremony attended by Italian Ambassador Mauro Conciatori and TMCA Director Majid Mollanoruzi on Monday, the Persian service of MNA reported on Tuesday.
     
    The refurbishment of the bronze sculpture is part of the project entitled “Dusting the Earth” organized by the Feyznia Family Foundation, an Iranian private organization in charge of Iranian and Italian art projects, in collaboration with the Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation. 
     
    Speaking at the ceremony, Mollanoruzi said the ceremony is a symbolic act to show the good relationship existing between Iranian and Italian artists.
     
    Explaining about the project Mollanoruzi said, “We first negotiated with Pomodoro, and later with the Feyznia Foundation, which carried out the project.”
     
    “The symbolic dusting of the sculpture can help draw the attention to the issue of the environment and respect for artworks,” he added.
     
    Ambassador Mauro Conciatori expressed his thanks to those who helped in the project and said that the sculpture needed to be refurbished since its surface, which reflects the sunshine, had been exposed to air pollution over the years. 
     
    He added that the special attention to preservation of the sculpture in Tehran reminds us of the historical connection between the two countries.
     
    The ceremony was continued by screening a short film, which covered the different processes used for refurbishing and restoring the sculpture.
     
    Pomodoro currently lives and works in Milan.  Some of his “Sphere within Sphere” sculptures can be seen in the Vatican Museums, the Trinity College in Dublin, the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus and the University of California in Berkeley.
     
     
    RM/YAW
    END

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  • 01/21/15--12:49: Art news in brief
  • Iranian provinces to host Imam Reza Intl. Festival 

    TEHRAN – The 13th Imam Reza International Festival will be held in Tehran and other provincial capitals from July 23 to August 26.
     
     
    The Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) will also hold the festival in 75 countries, including Turkey, Russia, Georgia, Germany and France.
     
    During a meeting with the organizers of the festival on Tuesday, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati proposed establishing a satellite channel for Imam Reza (AS).
     
     
    IAA censures Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon insulting Prophet Muhammad (S) 
    TEHRAN – The Iranian Academy of Arts strongly condemned French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s recent action to publish another vile cartoon insulting Prophet Muhammad (S) in a statement, which was published on Wednesday.
     
    The first edition of Charlie Hebdo published last Tuesday since nine of its contributors were murdered has a cover showing the Prophet Mohammad and the slogan, “Tout est pardonné,” French for “All is forgiven”.
     
    SB/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia has announced that Persian language courses will be held at schools across Belgrade in the coming school year of 2015-2016.
     
    The report was announced by the senior advisor of the ministry, Jasminka Perunicic Allen, during a meeting with Iranian cultural attaché Mahmud Shaluii in Belgrade, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Wednesday.
     
    Perunicic Allen said that the ministry has given its approbation for the coming school year and Persian language will be the ninth foreign language to be taught to students across the capital Belgrade.
     
    She asked for more meetings with experts to develop new curricula for the four-year term of high school for the new school year beginning in September.
     
    Shaluii also gave a brief explanation about Persian language courses held in Serbia over the past years.
     
    According to Shaluii, several Serbian universities including University of Belgrade and the University of Novi Sad, are currently hosting Persian language courses which have been warmly welcomed by Serbian students.
     
    He added that his office is ready to provide the schools with educational materials and Persian language teachers.
     
    RM/YAW
    END 
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    TEHRAN --
     Former director of the Cinema Organization of Iran, Javad Shamaqdari is making preproduction arrangements for producing a docudrama entitled “The Second Revolution”, which will chronicle the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
     
    Writing the screenplay for the series has recently been completed, Shamaqdari told the Persian service of the Mehr News Agency on Tuesday.
     
    “Since the subject of the series is a matter of great political sensitivity, I am constantly reading through the script,” he added.
     
    He said that he has read about 90 books on the subject to complete the screenplay. The memoires of Iranian opposition groups, Iranian officials, some relevant U.S. officials and diplomats, and some members of the former royals of Iran are the main sources for docudrama.
     
    Shamaqdari is the director of “The Sand Storm” (1996), which is about “Operation Eagle Claw” in which a number of American servicemen tried to rescue their compatriots who were taken hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran in November 1979.
     
    In 2012, when Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage drama “Argo” was released in North America, some Iranian producers announced plans to make movies in response to the film, which was officially viewed in Iran as an “anti-Iranian”.
     
    In January 2013, Iran’s Art Bureau announced its plan to make “The General Staff” about this issue. In September 2013, Iranian producer Jamal Sadatian also said that he was gathering information for making a film on this subject. And in July 2014, producer Iraj Taqipur announced that he was seeking investors to make “Meeting at Sheremetyevo”.
     
    However, none of these plans have been implemented yet.

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    TEHRAN – Over 100 Afghan immigrants living in Tehran sat to watch “A Few Cubic Meters of Love”, a drama on migration and love, at Tehran’s Sepideh Cinema on Tuesday.
     
    The film has been directed and produced by Afghan brothers Jamshid Mahmudi and Navid Mahmudi who have lived in Iran for the past 30 years.
     
    The story of the film is set somewhere in the outskirts of Tehran, where a small factory illegally employs Afghan asylum seekers who live with their families in old containers or modest shacks in nearby shanty towns. Saber, a young Iranian worker, secretly meets Marona, daughter of Abdolsalam, an Afghan worker. A love story unfolds.
     
    This was the first time a large number of Afghan nationals sat together to watch a film in a charity screening of the film arranged by the producers, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Wednesday.
     
    Addressing the audience before the film screening, Navid Mahmudi said, “I am happy you are watching this film because you are those who should watch the film.
     
    “This film was made based on the joint concern of me and you, and I hope we can be kinder to one another after watching the film,” he added.
     
    He said that the film has not been popular among the Afghan nationals and asked the audience to recommend to others to watch the film.
     
    Pointing to the issue of immigration, he continued, “This film says that all those who have migrated to other countries have their problems, so we should not add to their pains by our words and looks.”
     
    The young boys and girls did not believe the producers of the film are Afghan nationals but were convinced when they met producer Navid Mahmudi and spoke with him after the film screening. 
     
    Most of the audience left their messages and comments on notes handed to the Managing director of the theater Hall Hossein Keshari.
     
    They were thankful for the respect they had received in the theater because they have experienced many acts of disrespect in many other locations across the city.
     
    “In the film the Afghans and the conditions overwhelming the immigrants have been portrayed. These types of films help alter peoples’ opinions about the immigrants and the Afghans have better feelings to see themselves in a film that does not intend to mock their accent,” reads one of the notes.
     
    An Afghan boy also explained that he himself had experienced most of the events happening in the film and it is good if the film helps change the opinion of the Iranian nationals towards Afghan immigrants.
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN -- The Raad Rehabilitation Goodwill Complex, offering free service to the handicapped, will hold its second art auction on Friday.
     
    A collection of 75 works in various media, including painting, calligraphic painting, photo and sculpture, will be offered in the auction, auctioneer Rahman Alaqehband announced on Tuesday.
     
    Works by veterans and masters including Parviz Tanavoli, Nasrollah Afjeii, Sadeq Tabrizi, Taha Behbahani and Rozita Sharafjahan have been put on display in the week-long exhibition that opened on January 16, Alaqehband added.
     
    Part of the artwork on show has been donated to the complex by the artists and the proceeds from the auction will be dedicated by the complex to holding educational courses, he said.
     
    About 20 of the works have been selected and reserved by visitors in advance, however, they will go for the highest offered bid in the auction, he explained.
     
    A team of experts and gallery owners are collaborating in this project.
     
    The complex is located at 74, South Piruzan St., Hormozan St., in the Shahrak-e Gharb neighborhood.
     
    RM/YAW
    END

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    TEHRAN – The 33rd Fajr International Theater Festival will open at Tehran’s theaters today.
     
    Over 80 theater troupes from Iran and other countries will perform during the festival, which runs until February 1.
     
    Twenty-one plays will compete in the national section of the festival.
     
    Twenty-five theater troupes from Iran and other countries will go on stage in the international section. Most of the troupes are from Iran.
     
    Over 60 plays selected to be performed at the festival have been written by Iranian dramatists.
     
    The organizers of the festival have previously asked Iranian troupes to put their focuses on the Iranian culture and Eastern identity in their plays. 
     
    “Flight over the City” by Narine Grigoryan from Armenia and “Odyssey Complex” by Felix Mathias Ott from Germany and three other plays from Oman, Russia and the Netherlands will also compete in this section. 
     
    The Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati sent a message for the opening of the festival.
     
    In his message, he called theater a practical way to improve culture, beliefs and values personally and socially.
     
    SB/YAW
    END

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    TEHRAN -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has offered his condolences over the death of poet Abbas Kaymanesh, who wrote under the penname Moshfeq Kashani.
     
    The following is the text of the Leader’s condolence message, which was published on his website on Tuesday:
     
    “I offer my condolences over the death of the distinguished composer of odes, Mr. Moshfeq Kashani, to his respected family, the community of Iranian literati, his students and fans.
     
    “In addition to his charming and fine poems, his high morale, humane personality and commitment to the principles of the revolution were among the characteristics that had caused me to be fond of this noble and pious man over the thirty years of close relationship with him. God bless him.”
     
    Moshfeq Kashani, who is considered one of the restorers of Persian classical poetry, died of heart failure while reading a poem during a session in Tehran on Sunday evening. He was 89.       
     
    He was the composer of over ten collections of poems and books, including “Ballade of Life”, “Memoires”, “Wine of Sun”, “Lightening”, “The Mirror of Imagination”, “The Red Spring of Ballade”, and “The Mystery of Winter”.
     
     
    MMS/YAW
    END

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    TEHRAN – A sculpture by Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro located in the courtyard of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) has recently been refurbished.
     
    The polished sculpture from the series “Sphere within Sphere” (Sfera con Sfera) was unveiled during a ceremony attended by Italian Ambassador Mauro Conciatori and TMCA Director Majid Mollanoruzi on Monday, the Persian service of MNA reported on Tuesday.
     
    The refurbishment of the bronze sculpture is part of the project entitled “Dusting the Earth” organized by the Feyznia Family Foundation, an Iranian private organization in charge of Iranian and Italian art projects, in collaboration with the Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation. 
     
    Speaking at the ceremony, Mollanoruzi said the ceremony is a symbolic act to show the good relationship existing between Iranian and Italian artists.
     
    Explaining about the project Mollanoruzi said, “We first negotiated with Pomodoro, and later with the Feyznia Foundation, which carried out the project.”
     
    “The symbolic dusting of the sculpture can help draw the attention to the issue of the environment and respect for artworks,” he added.
     
    Ambassador Mauro Conciatori expressed his thanks to those who helped in the project and said that the sculpture needed to be refurbished since its surface, which reflects the sunshine, had been exposed to air pollution over the years. 
     
    He added that the special attention to preservation of the sculpture in Tehran reminds us of the historical connection between the two countries.
     
    The ceremony was continued by screening a short film, which covered the different processes used for refurbishing and restoring the sculpture.
     
    Pomodoro currently lives and works in Milan.  Some of his “Sphere within Sphere” sculptures can be seen in the Vatican Museums, the Trinity College in Dublin, the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus and the University of California in Berkeley.
     
     
    RM/YAW
    END

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  • 01/21/15--12:49: Art news in brief
  • Iranian provinces to host Imam Reza Intl. Festival 

    TEHRAN – The 13th Imam Reza International Festival will be held in Tehran and other provincial capitals from July 23 to August 26.
     
     
    The Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) will also hold the festival in 75 countries, including Turkey, Russia, Georgia, Germany and France.
     
    During a meeting with the organizers of the festival on Tuesday, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati proposed establishing a satellite channel for Imam Reza (AS).
     
     
    IAA censures Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon insulting Prophet Muhammad (S) 
    TEHRAN – The Iranian Academy of Arts strongly condemned French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s recent action to publish another vile cartoon insulting Prophet Muhammad (S) in a statement, which was published on Wednesday.
     
    The first edition of Charlie Hebdo published last Tuesday since nine of its contributors were murdered has a cover showing the Prophet Mohammad and the slogan, “Tout est pardonné,” French for “All is forgiven”.
     
    SB/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia has announced that Persian language courses will be held at schools across Belgrade in the coming school year of 2015-2016.
     
    The report was announced by the senior advisor of the ministry, Jasminka Perunicic Allen, during a meeting with Iranian cultural attaché Mahmud Shaluii in Belgrade, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Wednesday.
     
    Perunicic Allen said that the ministry has given its approbation for the coming school year and Persian language will be the ninth foreign language to be taught to students across the capital Belgrade.
     
    She asked for more meetings with experts to develop new curricula for the four-year term of high school for the new school year beginning in September.
     
    Shaluii also gave a brief explanation about Persian language courses held in Serbia over the past years.
     
    According to Shaluii, several Serbian universities including University of Belgrade and the University of Novi Sad, are currently hosting Persian language courses which have been warmly welcomed by Serbian students.
     
    He added that his office is ready to provide the schools with educational materials and Persian language teachers.
     
    RM/YAW
    END 
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    TEHRAN --
     Former director of the Cinema Organization of Iran, Javad Shamaqdari is making preproduction arrangements for producing a docudrama entitled “The Second Revolution”, which will chronicle the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
     
    Writing the screenplay for the series has recently been completed, Shamaqdari told the Persian service of the Mehr News Agency on Tuesday.
     
    “Since the subject of the series is a matter of great political sensitivity, I am constantly reading through the script,” he added.
     
    He said that he has read about 90 books on the subject to complete the screenplay. The memoires of Iranian opposition groups, Iranian officials, some relevant U.S. officials and diplomats, and some members of the former royals of Iran are the main sources for docudrama.
     
    Shamaqdari is the director of “The Sand Storm” (1996), which is about “Operation Eagle Claw” in which a number of American servicemen tried to rescue their compatriots who were taken hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran in November 1979.
     
    In 2012, when Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage drama “Argo” was released in North America, some Iranian producers announced plans to make movies in response to the film, which was officially viewed in Iran as an “anti-Iranian”.
     
    In January 2013, Iran’s Art Bureau announced its plan to make “The General Staff” about this issue. In September 2013, Iranian producer Jamal Sadatian also said that he was gathering information for making a film on this subject. And in July 2014, producer Iraj Taqipur announced that he was seeking investors to make “Meeting at Sheremetyevo”.
     
    However, none of these plans have been implemented yet.

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  • 01/23/15--02:14: Art news in brief
  • Iranian provinces to host Imam Reza Intl. Festival 
    TEHRAN – The 13th Imam Reza International Festival will be held in Tehran and other provincial capitals from July 23 to August 26.
     
    The Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) will also hold the festival in 75 countries, including Turkey, Russia, Georgia, Germany and France.
     
    During a meeting with the organizers of the festival on Tuesday, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati proposed establishing a satellite channel for Imam Reza (AS).
     
     
    IAA censures Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon insulting Prophet Muhammad (S) 
    TEHRAN – The Iranian Academy of Arts strongly condemned French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s recent action to publish another vile cartoon insulting Prophet Muhammad (S) in a statement, which was published on Wednesday.
     
    The first edition of Charlie Hebdo published last Tuesday since nine of its contributors were murdered has a cover showing the Prophet Mohammad and the slogan, “Tout est pardonné,” French for “All is forgiven”.
     
    SB/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN – A book containing a number of discourse, articles and writings of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Islamic philosophical theology and praxis of global peace has been published in English in the United States.
     
    Entitled “Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s Vision of Islamic Philosophical Theology and Praxis of Global Peace”, the book was translated by the Leader’s office in Tehran.
     
    Parviz Morewedge, a U.S.-based Iranian professor and senior scholar in residence at the State University of New York at Old Westbury, New York, edited the book, which will be released by Global Scholarly Publications in February 2015 in the U.S.
     
    The book is composed of two parts. The first part includes Ayatollah Khamenei’s viewpoints on morality, human being, art and women.
     
    His views on international and political issues, including democracy and religion, Islam and Christianity, and Islamic civilization have been discussed in the second part. 
     
    SB/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN – Over 100 Afghan immigrants living in Tehran sat to watch “A Few Cubic Meters of Love”, a drama on migration and love, at Tehran’s Sepideh Cinema on Tuesday.
     
    The film has been directed and produced by Afghan brothers Jamshid Mahmudi and Navid Mahmudi who have lived in Iran for the past 30 years.
     
    The story of the film is set somewhere in the outskirts of Tehran, where a small factory illegally employs Afghan asylum seekers who live with their families in old containers or modest shacks in nearby shanty towns. Saber, a young Iranian worker, secretly meets Marona, daughter of Abdolsalam, an Afghan worker. A love story unfolds.
     
    This was the first time a large number of Afghan nationals sat together to watch a film in a charity screening of the film arranged by the producers, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Wednesday.
     
    Addressing the audience before the film screening, Navid Mahmudi said, “I am happy you are watching this film because you are those who should watch the film.
     
    “This film was made based on the joint concern of me and you, and I hope we can be kinder to one another after watching the film,” he added.
     
    He said that the film has not been popular among the Afghan nationals and asked the audience to recommend to others to watch the film.
     
    Pointing to the issue of immigration, he continued, “This film says that all those who have migrated to other countries have their problems, so we should not add to their pains by our words and looks.”
     
    The young boys and girls did not believe the producers of the film are Afghan nationals but were convinced when they met producer Navid Mahmudi and spoke with him after the film screening. 
     
    Most of the audience left their messages and comments on notes handed to the Managing director of the theater Hall Hossein Keshari.
     
    They were thankful for the respect they had received in the theater because they have experienced many acts of disrespect in many other locations across the city.
     
    “In the film the Afghans and the conditions overwhelming the immigrants have been portrayed. These types of films help alter peoples’ opinions about the immigrants and the Afghans have better feelings to see themselves in a film that does not intend to mock their accent,” reads one of the notes.
     
    An Afghan boy also explained that he himself had experienced most of the events happening in the film and it is good if the film helps change the opinion of the Iranian nationals towards Afghan immigrants.
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

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  • 01/21/15--12:49: Art news in brief
  • Iranian provinces to host Imam Reza Intl. Festival 

    TEHRAN – The 13th Imam Reza International Festival will be held in Tehran and other provincial capitals from July 23 to August 26.
     
     
    The Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) will also hold the festival in 75 countries, including Turkey, Russia, Georgia, Germany and France.
     
    During a meeting with the organizers of the festival on Tuesday, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati proposed establishing a satellite channel for Imam Reza (AS).
     
     
    IAA censures Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon insulting Prophet Muhammad (S) 
    TEHRAN – The Iranian Academy of Arts strongly condemned French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s recent action to publish another vile cartoon insulting Prophet Muhammad (S) in a statement, which was published on Wednesday.
     
    The first edition of Charlie Hebdo published last Tuesday since nine of its contributors were murdered has a cover showing the Prophet Mohammad and the slogan, “Tout est pardonné,” French for “All is forgiven”.
     
    SB/YAW
    END
     

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