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Iranian-Swiss Woman Nominated For Oscar For Her Short Film “Parvaneh”

Iranian-Swiss film director and screenwriter Talkhon Hamzavi has been nominated for an Oscar at the 87th Academy Awards in the Short Film (Live Action) category for her work “Parvaneh” along with the producer Stefan Eichenberger. Film: “Parvaneh” Director: Talkhon Hamzavi … Continue reading

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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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Kambiz Derambakhsh – Graphic Designer-Cartoonist-Illustrator

Graphic Designer-Cartoonist-Illustrator Kambiz Derambakhsh Date of birth: 1942 Place of birth: Shiraz, Iran Education: Graduated from Tehran Academy of Fine Arts Press activities: 55 years of continuous cooperation with well-known local and international newspapers and magazines Exhibitions: 50 individual exhibitions … Continue reading

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Amir-Hossein Aryanpour an expert in western philosophy and Persian culture

Amir-Hossein Aryanpour (February 27, 1925, Tehran – July 30, 2001, Tehran) (Persian: امیرحسین آریانپور‎) was an Iranian lexicographer, writer, translator, philosopher, sociologist, and literary figure. Amir Hossein Aryanpour was an expert in western philosophy and Persian culture. He studied at … Continue reading

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Jalal Al-e-Ahmad – Iranian writer, thinker, and social and political critic

Jalal Al-e-Ahmad (December 2, 1923 – September 9, 1969) was a prominent Iranian writer, thinker, and social and political critic. Novels and novellas The School Principal By the Pen The Tale of Beehives The Cursing of the Land A Stone … Continue reading

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Bozorg Alavi – influential Iranian writer, novelist, and political intellectual

Bozorg Alavi (بزرگ علوی in Persian) (February 2, 1904 – February 18, 1997) was an influential Iranian writer, novelist, and political intellectual. Selected Works : Chamedan (The Suitcase) (1934) Varaq Pareh’ha-ye Zendan (Scrap Papers from Prison) (1941) Panjah-o Seh Nafar … Continue reading

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Sādeq Chubak – widely considered as the greatest naturalist writer in Persian literature

Sādeq Chubak (Persian: صادق چوبک‎) (August 5, 1916—July 3, 1998).  Widely considered as the greatest naturalist writer in Persian literature, he has written a large bulk of works including novels, short stories, and plays. The collected stories Puppet Show and … Continue reading

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Mehdi Akhavān-Sāles Iranian poet

Mehdi Akhavān-Sāles (Persian: مهدی اخوان ثالث‎), or Akhavān-Sāless (1928, Mashhad, Iran — 1990, Tehran, Iran), pen name M. Omid (م. امید, Hope) was a prominent Iranian poet. He is one of the pioneers of Free Verse (New Style Poetry) in … Continue reading

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Sadegh Hedayat – Iran’s foremost modern writer of prose fiction and short stories

Sadegh Hedayat (in Persian: صادقهدایت; February 17, 1903, Tehran — 9 April 1951, Paris, France) was Iran‘s foremost modern writer of prose fiction and short stories. He was educated at Collège Saint-Louis (French catholic school) and Dar ol-Fonoon (1914–1916). In … Continue reading

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Sulayman Hayyim – Iranian Jew often called “Iran’s Father of the bilingual dictionary”

Sulayman Hayyim (Persian: سلیمان حییم) (ca. 1887 in Tehran, Iran – February 14, 1970 in Tehran), was an Iranian lexicographer, translator, playwright and essayist, often called “Iran’s Father of the bilingual dictionary. Haïm was born into an Iranian Jewish family … Continue reading

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Iraj Pezeshkzad – author of the famous Persian novel Dā’i Jān Napoleon (Dear Uncle Napoleon, translated as My Uncle Napoleon

Iraj Pezeshkzad (Persian: ایرج پزشکزاد ‎, born 1928 in Tehran) is an Iranian writer and author of the famous Persian novel Dā’i Jān Napoleon (Dear Uncle Napoleon, translated as My Uncle Napoleon) published in the early 1970s. He was educated … Continue reading

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Mahmoud Dowlatabadi – Iranian writer and actor

Mahmoud Dowlatabadi (Persian: محمود دولت‌آبادی‎) (born 1 August 1940 in Dowlatabad, Sabzevar) is an Iranian writer and actor, known for his promotion of social and artistic freedom in contemporary Iran and his realist depictions of rural life, drawn from personal … 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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André Hossein, born Aminoullah Husseinov Iranian composer of Neo-Romantic music and tar soloist

André Hossein, born Aminoullah Husseinov was an Iranian composer of Neo-Romantic music and a tar soloist residing in France. While in Germany  he attended a music academy in Stuttgart and the Berlin Conservatory from 1934 to 1937. Works : In … Continue reading

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Ali (Alexander) Rahbari Iranian composer and conductor

Ali (Alexander) Rahbari (Persian: علی رهبری‎) is an Iranian (Persian) composer and conductor, who has worked with more than 120 European orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Born in Tehran in 1948, Rahbari studied violin and composition at the Persian National … Continue reading

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Iranians participating in Earth Hour 2014 throughout Iran

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from … Continue reading

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Iran Heritage Foundation’s Norouz Gala 2014 in London

Iran Heritage Foundation Invites you to celebrate The Persian New Year NOROUZ with its legendary hospitality on Saturday 22nd March 2014 at The Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London W1K 7TN Featuring Rising Star Rana Mansour Biography: Rana Mansour has performed … Continue reading

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Friday March 14th: Nowruz at the Midnight Mission in Los Angeles: “Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds”

From 3-6 pm the streets of Skid Row will be transformed into festive medley of traditional Iranian music, dance and a glittering haft sin commemorating the festival of spring. … Everyone’s efforts helped raise over $125,000 to aid the Midnight … Continue reading

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Shahrdad Rohani, Iranian violinist/pianist/conductor who played with Yanni

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahrdad_Rohani “Shahrdad Rohani(Persian: شهرداد روحانی) is an Iranian composer, violinist/pianist, and conductor…Mr. Rohani is the music director and conductor of the COTA symphony orchestra in Los Angeles. He has appeared as a guest conductor with a number of prestigious orchestras … Continue reading

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Iranian writer Mansour Koushan awarded Ossietzky medal

The 2010 Carl von Ossietzky medal, awarded annually to a writer who champions human rights and freedom of speech, has been awarded to Iranian writer and dramatist, Mansour Koushan. In the past years, he has staged several plays and founded … Continue reading

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Behruz Firuzi – Iranian cartoonist finishes first in Italian contest

The Iranian cartoonist Behruz Firuzi has won the first in the category satirical drawing at the 17th edition of the international competition Fax for Peace, Fax for Tolerance in Spilimbergo, Italy. Other Iranian cartoonists Sohrab Kheiri and Parvin Mohammadi received … Continue reading

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