Modern culture of Iran showcased in Germany
“Omid” is the name of the photography exhibition by German artists Arash Zandieh and Shirin Abedi who are both of Iranian origin. The expo has just opened at the University of Göttingen in Germany.
Tehran's 37th Fajr International Film Festival is open
Curtains have been raised on the 37th edition of Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, inviting avid festival goers to its jam-packed screening program including 109 titles from 75 countries across the globe.
Iran is NOT What You Think!!
Drew Binsky writes in drewbinsky.com I just completed a 14 day trip around Persia with G Adventures, and much to my surprise, Iran is not (at all) what I thought it’d be like! Contrary to popular belief, Iran is extremely safe, with the most friendly people I’ve ever met who went out of their way to make sure I was safe and having a good time. I have no incentive to lie to you about this — it is just the 100% truth.
Plethora of crises will not trigger Iran regime change
Susan Kurdli writes in Al Jazeera that from the free fall of the Iranian rial, to street protests demanding regime change, to the death sentence pronounced by the US towards normalised trade following the abandonment of the JCPOA known as the Iran nuclear deal, there is no shortage of news reports detailing the myriad "existential" crises the Iranian regime is currently facing.
Saman Arastou: Theater only medium for transgender
Saman Arastou, theater director, has talked to Persia Digest about transgender life in Iran, his plays, and the power of the theater in raising awareness to censored situations.
European Film Week in Tabriz
Iranian Youth Cinema Society in collaboration with the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) network in Iran are staging a European Film Week in Tabriz this week.
The European Film Week, which was staged in Tehran recently at the Cinema Museum in association with EUNIC headed by Alexander Rigger and represented by Thomas Kloiber, began work in Tabriz today by screening four films.
Takhti sculpture in Newfoundland
A bust sculpture of Gholamreza Takhti (1930-1968), the highest ranked freestyle wrestling champion of Iran, has been unveiled at the United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA).
International Congress of Iranian Studies
The 7th International Congress of the Spanish Society of Iranian Studies (SEI) will be held in this country in association with the IR of Iran Embassy in Spain on 16-17 October at the Autonomous University of Madrid.
Leili Afshar receives 1st ‘Gordafarid’ badge
The Sahnameh Researchers and Narrators Society has designed the first Badge of Honor named after ‘Gordafarid’ – a Shahnameh Heroine – for prominent Iranian women. Leili Afshar, prominent guitar player, will be the first woman to receive the Badge of Honor.
Quick response rescue app unveiled in Iran
The Managing Director of Mazandaran Red Crescent Society has unveiled a rescue app for a quick online response.