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Windows …

Posted in Iran, Literature, News, Persian literature by homeyra on June 20, 2007

Fatemeh Keshavarz publishes regularly a series of articles: Windows on Iran. Highly recommended.

The last issue includes her thoughts about the the recent arrests, the one-sidedness of the media on Iran/Islam related issues, the covert black operations – reportedly including a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation if Iran’s currency and Mr. Baghi’s letter regarding these current issues, etc.

She also presents the following links:

What is it that you fear, Mr. Bush? by Judith Ernst: As I fly out of Iran after a visit to the garden city of Shiraz, I am puzzled by your belligerence [] Mr. Bush, who is it that you fear? read more

Cheney’s Iran-Arms-to-Taliban Gambit Rebuffed, by Gareth Porter


Slide show of the performance, with excerpts and an interview with Gord-Afarid, Fatemeh Habibizad, the first Iranian woman Naqqal – a performer reading and enacting stories of the celebrated Persian epic The Book of Kings: the revival of the traditional storytelling. Update: With English subtitles

Colors of Iran: Iran’s first International Children’s Book Festival, Kerman, 2005

A three-minute documentary by the renowned director Abbas Kiarostami, made on the occasion of Cannes Film festival’s 60th year, including 24 Iranian actresses whom he has worked with over the years.

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  1. musicalchef said, on June 20, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    Thanks for the links. Gord-Afarid has guts! I’d never be able to do anything like that. I can’t even play charades!

  2. homeyra said, on June 21, 2007 at 6:56 am

    Indeed! 🙂 She is reciting and acting the mythical warriors of the mythical kingdom. She has the necessary tonus.
    PS: I envy you! Musical + Chef. What else one can wish?

  3. Bluebear2 said, on June 24, 2007 at 2:03 am

    Thanks again for bring us these wonderful glimpses of life in Iran that we would otherwise never see.

    Fatemeh Kashevarz says it all about our corrupt press and how they play into Bush’s propaganda in his discusion of the Pell research poll.

    Judith Ernst piece is excellent, and I wish I could see Abbas Kiarostami’s documentry.

    And Lolita in Iran, gosh when I was in high school it was big trouble if you got caught with that!

  4. homeyra said, on June 25, 2007 at 9:00 am

    Dear BB2
    I am glad that you find this post useful and informative. I like Keshavarz way of reporting the news. She has sort of taken the way of the middle 🙂

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