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Iranian director Talkhon Hamzavi has been shortlisted for the best Live Action Short Film at the 2015 Oscars

Talkhon Hamzavi was born in 1979 in Teheran, Iran. She has Swiss and Iranian citizenship. Since 1986 she lives in Switzerland. In 2003 Talkhon attends the visual arts preparatory course in Aarau. From 2006 to 2010 she attended the ZHdK … Continue reading

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Iranian Researcher Maryam Mirzakhani Receives The 2014 Clay Research Award

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian university professor and mathematician at Stanford University, is the recipient of the 2014 Clay Research Award from the Clay Mathematics Institute. Mirzakhani well-known for her prominent theories on geometry and ergodic theory, received the award along … Continue reading

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Behnaz Sarafpour – designer and finalist of the Smithsonian’s National Design Award

Behnaz Sarafpour is a New York City-based designer who introduced a line of women’s apparel bearing her name in 2001. She attended Parsons School of Design, where she was honored with the Golden Thimble Award,and has held design positions at … Continue reading

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Leila Hatami awarded Iranian actress

Leila Hatami (Persian: لیلا حاتمی‎, Leylâ Hâtami born October 1, 1972) is an Iranian actress. After finishing high school, she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland and started her studies in electrical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne … Continue reading

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Forugh Farrokhzad – awarded and influential female Iranian poet and film director

Forugh Farrokhzad (Persian: فروغ فرخزاد‎;January 5, 1935 — February 13, 1967) was an Iranian poet and film director. Forugh Farrokhzad is arguably one of Iran’s most influential female poets of the twentieth century. She was a controversial modernist poet and … Continue reading

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First female governor in Gilan Province of Iran appointed

Originally posted on The other Iran:
Mona Abrufarakh has become the first woman to be chosen as a governor in Gilan Province. IRNA reports that Abrufarakh will serve as governor of central Rasht. … The Rohani administration has already appointed…

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Faegheh Atashin aka Googoosh awarded and very popular Iranian singer and actress

Faegheh Atashin born on 5 May 1950 in Tehran / Iran also known by her stage name Googoosh  is an Iranian singer and actress. She is known for her contributions to Iranian pop music, but also starred in a variety … Continue reading

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