Thanks again to Maryam for her fascinating talk about the role and makeup of the Sepah-e Pasdaran (Revolutionary Guards) in the Iran-Iraq war. You can download the talk here or listen to it using the embedded player below. During the talk, Maryam showed clips of a film which you can see in its entirety at YouTube:
Hezar tashakkor to Ostad Piroozram for his introduction to Iranian traditional art! Unfortunately, we cannot include the visual element, but his talk is nevertheless full of interesting information and the specialized terminology used in various art forms including calligraphy, bookbinding, painting, design, and leatherwork. Listen to the MP3 or use the player below:
Many thanks to Prof. Harandi for his fascinating talk on the Robâ’i, “the ancient but forever new form of Persian poetry”. Listen to his talk by downloading the MP3 here or use the player below:
Many thanks to Negin for her amazing talk on Chicago-area wildlife! This was a particularly good session for students who want to refresh their animal names. Listen to the talk here or using the player below.
Let me thank once again our guest speakers Prof. Saeed Ghahremani and Dr. Farrokh Asadi for their wonderful discussion and of Parvin E’tesami and screening of the new film about her life, “A Chapter of Being” (فصلی از هستی). Their comments are recorded in two separate files, which, as usual, can be downloaded as MP3s or accessed through the embedded player. با سپاس
Once again, I would like to thank Leili Adibfar, co-founder and Associate Editor of the Parsagon Review, for introducing us to the online journal of the Par[s]agon Project. For those who couldn’t make it, you can listen to the session by downloading the MP3 or using the player below.
Next week will be a film on the poetry of Parvin E’tesami; stay tuned for details!
Thanks to Ali for a fascinating talk yesterday! For those who couldn’t make it, here is the audio recording: download the MP3 or use the embedded player. I edited out the movie clips, but you can watch them using the YouTube links below:
For those of you who were not able to make it to Mr. Normandi’s talk about the Chicago Now Ruz Parade, you can listen to his presentation by downloading the MP3 or using the embedded media player. I edited out the video clips he played, but you can see them by following the YouTube links below:
Thank you for coming to Barbara Scharres’ talk! We did not record the Circle, but below I am attaching trailers to some of the movies that were mentioned. In addition, I recommend that you visit the Festival of Films From Iran for more great films to see.
Manuscripts Don’t Burn, Mohammad Rasoulof (2013)
Closed Curtain, Jafar Panahi and Kambozia Partovi
This Is Not A Film, Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb (2011)
Dog Sweat, Hossein Keshavarz (2010)
Circumstance, Maryam Keshavarz (2011)
Fish & Cat, Shahram Mokri (2013)
Fat Shaker, Mohammad Shirvani (2013)
A Cinema of Discontent, Jamsheed Akrami (2013)