Documentary filmmaker Justine Shapiro seeks to show life in Iran beyond the newspaper headlines in her latest documentary “My Summer in Tehran”. Read more
Check the Spring series at Aksbazi
“FEW Americans have heard of Howard Conklin Baskerville, but most Iranians know his name. A native of Nebraska, Baskerville graduated from the Princeton Theological Seminary and moved to Iran as a Presbyterian missionary. He was 23. The year was 1907. Baskerville was an idealist at a time of idealism in Iran… ” read more
This is a 2008 documentary by Jean-Michel Vecchiet (author of Andy Warhol: Life and death): “...documentary filmmaker Jean-Michel Vecchiet goes back 100 years in history to the wellspring of confrontation between Iran and the western powers. The roots of the tension sink deep into a past rife with revolutions, coups, and intrigues played out in London and Washington, D.C. Careful attention is paid to the points of view of Iranians who were key players during the 100 years of upheaval…”
Earlier a friend was enquiring on where to find daily translations of Iranian news. Beside governmental websites and blogs I have already referred to, Enduring America (tag: Iran) and niacInsight have almost daily articles. I am not following any website regularly to have a firm recommendation. Your suggestions are welcomed.
Update: See also Balatarin, an Iranian “digg”. Recently they have added a new page where users can translate headlines.
Opposition body count: Based on a fact-finding committee inquiry, the pro-reformist news website Norooz has published the identity of 72 civilians killed in the aftermath of the elections.
The nomination of a politician who ran the election headquarters during the presidential poll with some disputed academic background as the Minister of Science, research and technology seems rather confrontational toward universities. See also this article.
… and amidst all that we even had a small and beautiful wedding. He was supposed to come back to Iran and start a business, now she is leaving the country with him.
These last weeks were intense.
It was like riding on a roller coaster with an odd promiscuity of joy and horror. It is very difficult for me to write anything in the midst of all these extremes. Fortunately Zizek has a “do nothing” rational for those like myself: keep quiet instead of adding more noise to all the noise.
h/t to Nazy from Berkeley
Santurnavazan Ensemble perform “Ze Ba’ad e Ma,” (Beyond our Path) at Tehran University
See also: Ardavan Kamkar
- Laura Secor: An Iranian Journalist Waits for Obama
- Schizophrenia: “On one hand, the West wants to isolate Iran economically, which distances the Iranians from the West politically and culturally as well; on the other hand, the West wants to gain an ability to broadcast its propaganda into Iran...” read more
- As’ad Abu Khalil: Who Speaks for Iran and its people? Hoover and WINEP of course.
- The latest Abjeez