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Iranian director Teimour Ghaderi: short film “It Hits Upon The Roof” shines in CourToujours Festival in Geneve, Switzerland

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Teimour Ghaderi’s ‘It Hits upon the Roof’ has won the special award of Switzerland’s courtoujours short film festival. The short film It Hits upon the Roof competed with representatives from Russia, France, Tajikistan, Belgium,…

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Reza Attaran: Iranian actor, director, screenwriter and singer

Reza Attaran (born 1968 in Mashhad) is an Iranian actor, director, screenwriter and singer. He won in 2008 the Best Actor Award at the Gol Agha Comedy Festival and is regarded as one of the most creative and prolific Iranian … Continue reading

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Reza Sayed Badiyi awarded Iranian-American director of very popular TV series in the 80s and 90s

Reza Sayed Badiyi (Persian: رضا بدیعی; April 17, 1930 – August 20, 2011) was an Iranian-American film director. He graduated from the Academy of Drama in Iran. He moved to the United States in 1955. He graduated from Syracuse University … Continue reading

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Leila Hatami: Awarded Iranian actress

Leila Hatami (born October 1, 1972) is an Iranian actress. She is the daughter of director Ali Hatami and actress Zari Khoshkam and is married to actor Ali Mosaffa. Besides Persian she is fluent in French, English and German. After … Continue reading

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Jamshid Mashayekhi – Iranian actor

Jamshid Mashayekhi (Persian: جمشید مشایخی ‎, born 26 November 1934) is a celebrated Iranian actor and an iconic figure of Iranian cinema Mashayekhi began professional acting on stage in 1957. His first feature film role was Brick and Mirror(1965, Ebrahim … 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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Asghar Farhadi – Iranian director and holder of the oscar academy awards

Asghar Farhadi (Persian: اصغر فرهادی‎, Persian pronunciation: [æsɣæɾ fæɾhɒːdiː]; born 7 May 1972 in Homāyūnshahr, Isfahan ) is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. For his work as a director, he has received a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award … Continue reading

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Jafar Panahi – world famous and awarded Iranian director

Jafar Panahi (Persian: جعفر پناهی‎; born 11 July 1960) is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film editor, commonly identified with the Iranian New Wave film movement. Panahi achieved international recognition with his feature film debut, The White Balloon (1995). … Continue reading

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Rita, Iranian-born Israeli pop singer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_%28Israeli_singer%29 “Rita Yahan-Farouz (English: Jahanforuz; Hebrew: ריטה יהאן-פרוז‎; ,Known Simply as Rita, b. March 24, 1962) is an Iranian-born Israeli pop singer and actress, notable for being one of Israel’s most famous female singers…In 2011, she also became popular in … Continue reading

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Freema Agyeman, English actress of Iranian descent

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freema_Agyeman “Freema Agyeman (/ˈfriːmə ˈɑːɡjəmən/; born Frema Agyeman on 20 March 1979) is an English television and film actress who is best known for playing Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, and its spin-off series … Continue reading

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Bahar Soomekh, Hollywood actress

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahar_Soomekh “Bahar Soomekh (Persian: بهار سومخ‎, born March 30, 1975) is an Iranian-born American actress and environmental activist. She is best known for her roles in the films Crash and Saw III.”

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Hana Makhmalbaf – Iran’s world famous female filmmaker

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Hana Makhmalbaf Hana Makhmalbaf (Persian: حنا مخملباف ‎) (born September 3, 1988 (age 25) in Tehran) is an Iranian filmmaker. She is the younger sister of filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf and daughter of filmmakers Mohsen…

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Maz Jobrani, Iranian-American comedian

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maz_Jobrani “Maziyar “Maz” Jobrani (Persian: مازیار جبرانی‎; born February 26, 1972) is an Iranian-American comedian and actor who is part of the “Axis of Evil” comedy group.” See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwHOBJoASsM http://www.mazjobrani.com/

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Nazanin Boniadi starring in “How I met your mother” and “Homeland”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazanin_Boniadi “Nazanin Boniadi (English /ˈnɑːzəniːn ˈboʊnjɑːˌdiː/,[1] Persian: نازنین بنیادی‎, IPA: [nɒːzæˈniːn bonjɒːˈdiː]; born 22 May 1982) is an Iranian–British actress currently living and working in the United States. Boniadi’s first major acting role was as Leyla Mir on the Emmy Award-winning … Continue reading

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