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Biography of Cyrus ●


Find Kbyrdvran children from birth to young Cyrus the Great Cyrus the aura of legend is taken. Sometimes legends that have not met the incompatibility impossible to investigate them in detail right and wrong

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Kourosh (Cyrus), King of the worl

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I am Kourosh (Cyrus), King of the world,


great king, mighty king, king of Babylon, king of the land of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters, son of Camboujiyah (Cambyases), great king, king of Anshân, grandson of Kourosh (Cyrus), great king, king of Anshân, descendant of Chaish-Pesh (Teispes), great king, king of Anshân, progeny of an unending royal line, whose rule Bel and Nabu cherish, whose kingship they desire for their hearts, pleasure. When I well -disposed, entered Babylon, I set up a seat of domination in the royal palace amidst jubilation and rejoicing. Marduk the great god, caused the big-hearted inhabitations of Babylon to .....................

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I am Kourosh (Cyrus), King of the world,

I am Kourosh (Cyrus), King of the world,

Iranian Director Mohammad Rasoulof Facing Jail Appears In Cannes


CANNES, France (AP) — "Manuscripts Don't Burn" tells the story of an Iranian author secretly writing his memoirs and authorities' attempts to destroy the manuscript — a topic the director, Mohammad Rasoulof, knows quite a bit about .

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Story of Gordafarid a film by Hadi Afarideh | English subtitle
Goodbye by Iranian director jailed Mohammad Rasoulof

Goodbye by Iranian director jailed Mohammad Rasoulof

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The overall impact of viewing the Iranian film Goodbye reminds you of another unrelated film from USA. Way back in 1964, Hollywood produced a film called The Pawnbroker.

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  Interview with Shirin Neshat about her first film - Women without Men


Interview with Shirin Neshat about her first film - Women without Men

Undine Zimmer

This first film from Neshat has been awarded the Silver Lion for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival 2009. Lyrical and sometimes surrealistic, the movie portrays the desire of four
...women to escape the boundaries of society during the political upheavals of Tehran in 1953. AVIVA-Berlin asked the director about the keys to her moving images. It took six years to make - from the idea to the final result .

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Oscar-winning Iranian director pleads for ‘no hostility’

Oscar-winning Iranian director pleads for ‘no hostility’


By Andrew Jones
Monday, February 27, 2012 9:47 EST

Iran's Foreign Language entry "A Separation," Asghar Farhadi. Image via AFP.
Topics: Asghar Farhadi ♦ iran ♦ Oscar-winning Iranian director
In one of the more poignant moments at the Academy Awards Sunday evening, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi displayed his admiration for his country in a passionate acceptance speech for his movie winning the Best Foreign Film award.

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Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani If You Die, I'll Kill You': Exile and Absurdity

' Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani If You Die, I'll Kill You': Exile and Absurdity

review In 2007, when she accepted a part in the film Body of Lies, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe, the Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani also accepted the risk of exile from her homeland.

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Iranian islamic regime cracks down on film industry

Sunday 08 January 2012

Iranian islamic regime cracks down on film industry

Officials issued a notice shutting down Tehran's House of Cinema, an institute that promotes Iranian-made films .

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Interview with Iranian holly wood actress Sarah Shahi

Interview with Iranian holly wood actress Sarah Shahi

by Lynn DeVries

It was fun to get to take part in a conference call interview with the star of the new USA Network series Fairly Legal. Sarah Shahi answered some questions about the new show, Here’s how the conversation went .

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Narges Kalhor: Little Brother

by NARGES KALHOR in Nuremberg

Narges Kalhor is the daughter of Mehdi Kalhor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's media advisor. In the following letter to the little brother she never met, she hints of the Orwellian lessons ahead .

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Iranian Islamic regime closing House of Cinema film center

Wednesday 04 January 2012

Iranian Islamic regime closing House of Cinema film center

Iran's Culture Minister says the government has ordered the closing the independent Iranian House of Cinema. Artists say political reasons are behind the decision .

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Jailed Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi Was Set To Make Hollywood Debut On Steve Zaillian-

Jailed Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi Was Set To Make Hollywood Debut On Steve Zaillian-Scripted "A Thousand Splendid Suns

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by Oliver Lyttelton
Tue Dec 13 09:45:04 EST 2011
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One of the most depressing events in the film world in the last few years has been the imprisonment of Iranian director Jafar Panahi.

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A Separation" builds Iranian Oscar hopes

Friday 30 December 2011

"A Separation" builds Iranian Oscar hopes

Hollywood has often criticized Tehran for stifling movie-making, but the acclaimed film "A Separation" is breathing life into Iran's hopes for a rare Oscar success .

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Interview with Iranian film maker ramin goudarzi-nejad and actress kianna firouz

Interview with Iranian film maker ramin goudarzi-nejad and actress kianna firouz

In a new feature film, “Cul De Sac,” London-based Iranian directors Ramin Goudarzi-Nejad and Mahshad Torkan tell the story of a lesbian woman who flees Iran’s repressive Islamic regime.

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Wednesday 28 December 2011

Iranian style: ‘A Separation’ pulls it together

The power in Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s familial-social drama “A Separation” is felt in close-ups :

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Interview with Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo and her movie about stonning in iran

Interview with Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo and her movie about stonning in iran

By Alex Simon

Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo made history as the first Middle Eastern woman to be nominated for an Academy Award, when she received a Best Supporting Actress nod for her work in House of Sand and Fog (2003), opposite Ben Kingsley.

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Iranian comedian Shappi Khorsandi in london: Is this it?

Iranian comedian Shappi Khorsandi in london: Is this it?

She

thinks her soul looks like a Teletubby crossed with an Oompa-Loompa but is British-Iranian comedian Shappi Khorsandi being served? Sort of
What's new pussycat ?

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Iran's Islamic regime War Against Western Culture Never Ending, Always Losing

Iran's Islamic regime War Against Western Culture Never Ending, Always Losing

by CORRESPONDENT AT LARGE
11 Dec 2011 18:46

Three decades seen through the changing wares of a black-market home-entertainment provider .
Asghar Agha is a happy man. The Iranian government is losing the information and cultural war against its own people, while he just keeps on thriving .

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Jodái-e Náder az Simin   Asghar Farhadi   Iran   2011

A Separation

Jodái-e Náder az Simin Asghar Farhadi Iran 2011

Review by Michael Nordine
As a sort of protective measure, I take notes while watching films I intend to review. Though sometimes a nuisance, I’ve come to find that it’s far less distracting than repeating a particular line verbatim in my head so as not to misquote it or attempting to remember exactly how a certain shot made me feel the moment it occurred.

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All Atheists Are Muslims

All Atheists Are Muslims
Zahra Noorbakhsh’s show has sold out every performance since its debut

by Ari Siletz
30 Aug-2011

A few years, before Zahra Noorbakhsh moved to the New York stage, her grandma didn’t want to shake hands with me. At the time, Zahra was an undergrad literature major at Berkeley and may have thought it was about time her conservative Muslim grandmother met her real-life friends.

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Islamic repubpublic Agents Raided Yalda Celebrations in Gorgan

Friday 23 December 2011

Islamic repubpublic Agents Raided Yalda Celebrations in Gorgan

HRANA News Agency – Yalda celebrations organized by youth groups and social activists in Gorgan, Golestan Province, was cancelled after police and security agents raided the ceremony. Yalda is the Persian Winter Solstice Celebration observed on the longest night of the year .

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Iranian secular film maker Marjane Satrapi : The Power Of Memory

Iranian secular film maker Marjane Satrapi : The Power Of Memory

World-renowned for her award-winning graphic memoir Persepolis, a global best-seller, Marjane Satrapi is one of the comics creators interviewed in Mark Daniels’ penetrating 2009 documentary movie Comics Go To War

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Interviewing with Iranian visual artist shirin neshat

Interviewing with Iranian visual artist shirin neshat

John LeKay: I see that your work addresses political, sociological, psychological and spiritual dimensions; particularly in relation to an Islamic woman's point of view and much more. Have you shown your work recently in Iran or other regions near that part of the world and is one of your intentions to investigate or subvert stereotypes ?

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Out of the Gray Story of love between a neuroscientist and a social scientist

by Manoucher Parvin
-24 Nov-2011

Out of the Gray: A Concerto for Neurons and Synapses is the unusual story of love between a gorgeous neuroscientist and a social scientist who feverishly tries to master neuroscience before he loses his mind to an early dementia.

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Fresh ground free-range cynical intellectualism

Album Review: "OUTCOME OF NEGOTIATIONS"
by bahmani
15 Dec-2011

With every new Kiosk album, I tear off the cellophane with a certain sense of excited trepidation .
On the one hand, I can't wait to taste all the new cool ear-candy Arash Sobhani has picked out for me, from the candy shop of treats in his head. Arash Ali Wonka .

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Art, Explained: Azar Nafisi urges learning the history of countries in turmoil

Art, Explained: Azar Nafisi urges learning the history of countries in turmoil

By Michele Langevine Leiby

Book lovers automatically recognize the sound: the soft scrape of a turning page. The familiar rustle is so universal that even in bookstores in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq — around the open-air bookstalls

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Tahmineh Milani declines to give up hope

Tahmineh Milani declines to give up hope

Nov 26, 2011, 04.11PM IST

Tahmineh Milani, the Iranian film maker who had created a stir across the Arab world by dealing with sensitive and controversial topics like gender equality in her cinematic creations, is still optimistic that condition will turn in favour of women film makers like her in her home country .

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Sunday 04 December 2011

Israel-Iran relations cloud Indian festival

Ynetnews

Tensions between Israel and Iran reach Indian film festival: Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh Milani abruptly left the 42nd International Film festival of India (IFFI) in Goa on Thursday following an Israeli director's inclusion in the jury she was part of, according to Iranian and Indian reports .
While the festival organizers claimed Milani had left due to her father's illness and said they were unaware of any political circumstances, Iranian media reported that the real reason was the criticism directed at Milani in her homeland following the appointment of Israeli director Dan Wolman to the jury .

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Australia condemns Iranian actress lashing sentence

Australia condemns Iranian actress lashing sentence

AFP - Canberra urged Iran to respect the human rights of its citizens Tuesday after an actress in the country was sentenced to 90 lashes for appearing in an Australian film with her head uncovered and shaven .

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Iranian singer imprisoned because of song during protests

Iranian singer imprisoned because of song during protests

Kodoom reports that “Following last December’s bloody suppression of Iranian reformists’ demonstrations, Youtube videos of a soulful song about fighting injustice were shared by thousands of Iranians.

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The Patriots Met With Mostafe Badkoobei ,the National Poet

The Patriots Met With Mostafe Badkoobei ,the National Poet


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The Patriots Met With Mostafe Badkoobei ,the National Poet
Sunday July 3,2011 ,a group of political activists met with Mostafa Badkoobei.

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Iranian Lesbians: Circumstance, by Maryam Keshavarz

Iranian Lesbians: Circumstance, by Maryam Keshavarz

AN INTERVIEW WITH HER
Iranian progressive director mrs maryam keshavarz photo of
Still shot from Maryam Keshavarz's film: Circumstance
The reviews are in!
Iranian-American writer and director, Maryam Keshavarz’s film Circumstance, which is about a forgotten (or perhaps unrecognized group) that exists in Iran, lesbians, makes a big splash at the Sundance Film Festival 2011.

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Shine on, but it’s not easy being green

Shine on, but it’s not easy being green


Green Lantern
Director: Martin Campbell
A Separation
Director: Asghar Farhadi
by Tribune Web Editor
Friday, July 1st, 2011
The best comic book superhero movies feature a protagonist wrestling with a flaw. Bruce Banner’s anger management issues turn him into the Hulk, a raging inarticulate monster; he forever seeks a cure. The last of his kind, Superman’s powers and secret identity condemn him to a life of solitude; his reporter alter ego Clark Kent must remain a singleton.

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Home » Correspondents, Iran, Life, Mideast / S. Asia, Sheda Vasseghi » Clerics whited-out major mural overnight in ongoing crusade against Iranian exceptionalism

Clerics whited-out major mural overnight in ongoing crusade against Iranian exceptionalism

Home » Correspondents, Iran, Life, Mideast / S. Asia, Sheda Vasseghi » Clerics whited-out major mural overnight in ongoing crusade against Iranian exceptionalism
Clerics whited-out major mural overnight in ongoing crusade against Iranian exceptionalism
Posted by svasseghi Correspondents, Iran, Life, Mideast / S. Asia, Sheda Vasseghi 10:55 pm
Iran’s longest mural in the city of Mashad, which stretched across an estimated 23,680 square feet of wall space, depicting inspirations from the Shahnameh or The Book of Kings, was erased overnight.

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Ardeshir started his work as a child, drawing the characters from his mother's bedside stories. Today he is not only a prolific Iranian graphic artist, but also one of the most distinguished artists in this field.
Ardeshir was born in 1938 in Rasht in the northwest of Iran. His mother was a poetess and his father was a judge. After receiving his degrees in political science and law from the University of Tehran, he began working with Iranian and international newspapers and magazines, such as Keyhan, Ettelaat, Ayandegan, Ferdousi, The New York Times, Harpers, Jeune Afrique, and Nation.

His work has been featured in leading art magazines, such as Agraphis, Graphic Design, Graphic & Communication Arts, and he has had numerous one-man art shows in Iran, Europe, and the United States. Recently a collection of his works was purchased by the Library of the U.S. Congress to be presented in a show in the near future. Ardeshir works constantly. He takes his pen and paper everywhere he goes – even to the movie theater, nightclubs, or when he goes to see a circus. The people and daily events are a powerful source of inspiration for his works.

Ardeshir says:

I begin the morning looking at and making sketches from old pictures and photos, Persian miniatures, and old Iranian religious paintings that are full of scenes of beheadings, spears, and scimitars that drip blood on the flowers and grass on the hills in the background. I end the day drawing people in cafes, cabarets, and music halls, dancers and acrobats leaping and jumping.

I arrange my characters in the manner of the colored lights strung above the shops and streets of Iran during the festivals and religious celebrations. If a work requires color, I use the same colors that once decorated the handles of the old meat cleavers and carcasses of lambs in butcher shops.

While I'm drawing, everything I've read or heard goes around in my head. Sometimes I recall an anecdote of the famous poet of Iran, Ahmad Shamlou, related to me. It seems an Arab general, noted for his incredible strength in wielding a sword, could strike with such speed that his victims continued to fight without realizing that they were sliced in half. The general would call out to them, "If you're a man, move!" When they did, they fell into two pieces. Whenever I am involved with a drawing that isn't going the way it should and one of the characters isn't doing what I want him to, I lift my pen from the paper and say softly, "If you’re a man, move."
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Critical journalist dies following stabbing by iran`s islamic regime assissniation act


Wednesday 23 November 2011

Critical journalist dies following stabbing by iran`s islamic regime assissniation act
Rafiq Tagi, a prominent Azeri journalist whose publications criticized Iran's regime and Islam, has died in the capital of the ex-Soviet nation following a brutal assault .

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Lifting the Veil on Iran’s Barbaric Human Rights Abuses

Oct 13th, 2011

By : Saba Farzan Journalist
Is it imaginable that in the 21st century a modern woman and outstanding actress receives lashes for her art? Sadly such brutality is common in the Islamic Republic of Iran .

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Kiarostami: 'A Separation' Golden Globe Win Comes Amid 'Frustration' In Iran's Artistic Community

Kiarostami: 'A Separation' Golden Globe Win Comes Amid 'Frustration' In Iran's Artistic Community


TEHRAN, Iran -- One of Iran's most prominent film directors said Monday he hoped the Golden Globes award to a fellow filmmaker will help lift the spirits of the country's artistic community after the state-ordered closure of an independent cinema group .

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regime’s media is dismayed over Christmas Displays

Although a large number of shops in Tehran put a Christmas tree in their windows to welcome Christmas season, the Christmas theme in several shopping centers has displeased the regime dependent media, reports Iranian Christian News Agency, Mohabat News .

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Iranian  actress banned from country over nude photo

Iranian actress banned from country over nude photo


Iranian actor Golshifteh Farahani, who starred with Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe in a film, has been banished from her home country Iran for posing nude in a French news magazine .

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Iran police close down toy shops selling Barbie dolls

Haaretz -- Dozens of toy shops selling Barbies in Iran have been closed down by the police, who describe the popular dolls as "symbols of immoral Western culture," Mehr news agency reported Friday .

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Iranian regime arrests prominent Ahwazi Arab singer and his brother

Monday 23 January 2012

Iranian regime arrests prominent Ahwazi Arab singer and his brother


Iranian authorities have arrested prominent Arab singer, Ghalib Manabi, and his brother, Hassan, from the Arab-majority city of Ahwaz, the capital of the Khuzestan Province .

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Iranian film in running for foreign language Oscar

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Iranian film in running for foreign language Oscar


A taut domestic drama from Iran is competing against a Belgian thriller, a true Polish tale from the Holocaust and dramas from Canada and Israel in the Academy Awards race for best foreign-language film .

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Inside a brutal regime: Exiled filmmaker warns of dangers posed by Iranian islamic regime

Inside a brutal regime: Exiled filmmaker warns of dangers posed by Iranian islamic regime

"Sometimes there were two groups on Wednesdays, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sometimes three. But always there were executions at 8 p.m., every Wednesday.” Abdi Hezarkhani, recalling time served in Tehran’s Evin Prison

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Iranian secular progreesive actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya wins French honor  Art Desk

Iranian secular progreesive actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya wins French honor Art Desk

On Line: 31 January 2012 16:17
In Print: Wednesday 01 February 2012

Fatemeh Motamed-Arya hold an Iranian flag during the 15th Iran Cinema Celebration in Tehran on September 16, 2011. (Jamejamonline/Chavosh Homavandi)

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