These days, the cinema of Iran is experiencing a successful presence on the world stage. It is interesting to note that its short fiction, documentary, and animation productions are featuring higher in credible international film festivals than its feature films.
“Shahr-e Sukhteh” [Burnt City] has been called “a paradise of archaeology” by the famous American scholar and archaeologist Richard Fry. Presently, fourteen Italian and German archaeologists from the University of Salento in Italy are taking part in the sixteenth season of excavations in the ruins of this ancient city in eastern Iran. They will be concentrating mainly on workshops where it is believed that turquoise and Lapis Lazuli beads were cut.
Rakhshan Bani Etemad, Iranian film director, scriptwriter, producer, and former member of the Oscar Academy will receive an honorary award at the Seventh Malatya International Film Festival in Turkey this year.
If you are interested in watching a Ta’zieh performance, which is one of the oldest genres of religious performance in Iran, these will be taking place on Friday 3 November 2017 in honor of the fortieth day of Imam Hossein’s martyrdom, the third Shia Imam.
Mobrakeh is a town in southwestern Isfahan Province. The Head of its National Heritage Department has announced the discovery of a number of painted pottery jugs in the southern Garkan district of the nearby Farkhr-Abad village.
Rizali Khajavi, known as the devoted farmer to most of us, has been hospitalized for kidney failure.
Azbar-Ali Hajavi, nicknamed Rizali Khajavi, has been in our school books for decades now. He came to be known as the devoted farmer in our elementary literature books throughout Iran.
Jabbar Baghcheban is known as the father of the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Iran. He is the founder of the first school for the deaf in Iran, which he established in the city of Tabriz and called it “Baghche-ye Atfal” [The children’s garden], and thus became known as “Bagcheban” [gardener]. He passed away in 1966.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
A university professor in the UK believes: “Iran must have closer ties with Europe for its economic development. But its security can be provided mostly by China and Russia. This requires a little subtlety in the ‘Neither East, Nor West’ slogan.”
Australian cultural attaché and second in rank, Hamish Leslie Reisen, has said that Australians are not very familiar with Iran and its tourist attractions, adding: “Planning cultural programs is one of the best incentives for Australians to travel to Iran; because, the image they have of Iran is impacted by the global news coverage. Good news from Iran will surely attract their attention, especially about cultural links between the two countries.”
European Union leaders have long called for the bloc to behave more independently and strengthen its international role. Their failure to build a way to bypass U.S. sanctions on Iran has brutally exposed how far they are from that goal.
The Trump administration's strategy of maximum pressure on Iran took full effect on Nov. 5. It included the re-imposition of oil sanctions and designation of more than 700 Iranian entities, individuals, aircraft, and vessels. However, so far, the impact has fallen short of what will be required for true maximum pressure, though the administration is on the right path.
The US has declared economic war on Iran: after having pulled out of the UN security council-endorsed nuclear deal in May, the Trump administration is now unilaterally combating the right of the rest of the world to engage in legal trade with the Islamic Republic.
Iran's Ambassador to Havana Kambiz Sheikh Hassani conferred with Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Raul Garcia Barreiro on Friday and discussed issues related to expansion of mutual cooperation in the field of energy.