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:
Interview with Frank Lewis
Interview with Mateo Farzaneh
Interview with Abbas Alizadeh
Setting up for the parade
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)
For those of you who were unable to attend Prof. Lincoln’s talk, here is the audio of our circle. You can listen to it using the embedded player or download the MP3 here.
We did not record the Persian Circle last week, but in content it was very similar to a talk she had given at Georgia College, and with her kind permission we have posted the link for you to view. Enjoy!
Avisheh Mohsenin gave a wonderful presentation about Pasfarda and its latest activities. For full details, please see the attached PDF she has created for us. You can also download her talk by clicking on this link or by using the player below.
If you want to join the Pasfarda email list to be updated on future events, you can fill out the form in at the following URL: http://www.pasfarda.com/Contact.aspx or email them at email@example.com.
Prof. Saeedvafa has graciously allowed us to record the discussion that took place after the screening of her film, “Jerry and Me”. You can listen to it using the player below or download the MP3 here.
Prof. Payne gave a fascinating talk today, and thanks to all who came! I have the recording of the session attached below; you’ll have to forgive me, I had the microphone on a little hot, so the sound is a bit distorted (especially at the beginning with my rather loud introduction) but it’s still quite listenable. I hope you enjoy it, and thanks again to our speaker!
Thanks to those of you who came to yesterday’s fascinating talk! For those of you who were unable to come, Prof. Ehsani has graciously allowed me to put up the slides and the audio recording of the session for you to enjoy here. Listen below or download the mp3.
Last week, Dr. Farrokh Asadi gave us a short introduction to his film, “Judith”, an adaptation of Brecht’s “The Jewish Wife”. You can listen to his presentation in the player below.
Download the mp3 here. Plus, you can see the Director’s notes to the film in English and in Persian.
Many thanks to Dr. Asadi for his interesting talk and beautiful film! از لطف او بسیار سپاس گذاریم.
After a busy and successful year, we can at last begin uploading recordings of recent Persian Circle talks! First is a presentation by Prof. Alireza Doostdar, of the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, about “The Iranian Society of Spiritism/Psychology/Experimental Soul-Science.” You can listen to it here.
NB: Prof. Doostdar had a PowerPoint presentation to go with his talk, so the plain audio may be missing certain details. Also, due to a technical problem, there is a short gap in the recording during the Q&A.
Please stay tuned for more recordings, which we will continue to post until the backlog is cleared. (Apologies again for the delay.)