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Culture and Literature

Award-winning Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi: Watching the foundations crumble

How does human fragility express itself in a rigid social system? Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi′s “The Salesman” reveals the precariousness of urban middle-class life in the Islamic Republic. By Jasmin Astaki-Bardeh As the cinema audience […]

Tuesday 2 January 2018

Invitation to Exhibition of paintings of celebrated Kurdish artist Himat- Paris

Himat Pas de paroles,  juste lumière et couleur Exposition Du 20 septembre au 1er octobre 2017 14h-20h La Ruche – 2 passage Dantzig Paris XV   Himat was born in Kirkuk in 1960.  settling permanently and […]

Monday 18 September 2017

Iran Heritage Foundation’s programme of grants for the year 2018 session is now open

Iran Heritage Foundation Applications are accepted for both categories of Academic and Contemporary Arts Deadline for receipt of applications is October 31, 2017 Statement of Aims The Iran Heritage Foundation is a non-political UK-registered charity […]

Thursday 14 September 2017

War and Exile Through the Musicians’ Eye in Afghanistan (Book Review)

Books on Afghan music are rare, especially compared to the number of publications on Afghan society and history. The main stories about Afghan music tend to be written by non-specialists and focus mainly on its prohibition during Taleban rule.

Monday 21 August 2017

How Afghan Rapper Sonita Alizadeh’s Song ‘Brides for Sale’ Changed Her Fate

Rolling Stone Advocating against the practice of forced marriage, this young woman uses music to spread her message   25 Under 25 Sonita Alizadeh got into rap music around the same time a lot of […]

Friday 11 August 2017

Exposition “IRAN: YEAR 38″: 66 IRANIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS” at Rencontres d’Arles -France

Exhibition “IRAN: YEAR 38″: 66 IRANIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS” at Rencontres d’Arles -France until 24September 2017. The exposition covers the history of photography in Iran since the 1979 revolution till now.

Friday 11 August 2017

How to Raise a Feminist Son

Source: NEW YORK TIMES By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and ILLUSTRATIONS BY AGNES LEE We raise our girls to fight stereotypes and pursue their dreams, but we don’t do the same for our boys. Image Credit Agnes […]

Friday 16 June 2017

The scars of 1967 through the eyes of an Arab millennial

Source: TRT World Young Ahmed is raised with his father’s scarring memories of the Six-Day War only to grow up and face his own socio-political trauma. Achment Gonim is of Egyptian descent, raised in Greece […]

Friday 9 June 2017

Education Cannot Wait Fund for education in emergencies

Source: UN WHS: New fund launched at UN humanitarian summit to address education in crisis zones   23 May 2016 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today announced the launch of a new fund […]

Saturday 3 June 2017

Over 300 writers join PEN International in launch of its global campaign for displaced writers

PEN Intl’s 3 year “Make Space” campaign launched 31 May 2017 backed by writers from PEN’s global membership, aims to create opportunities for writers having experienced forced displacement/ living in exile.Through publications, events, advocacy & projects.

Friday 2 June 2017