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October 2021

Film screening: There Is No Evil

October 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am

RSVP to receive the Zoom link for the October 29 dicussion with the film’s director, Mohammad Rasoulof.  The film will be made available October 26-28 and the link will be emailed to registrants ahead of time.  About the film: Filmed in secret and banned in its home country, Mohammad Rasoulof’s Golden Bear-winning film is an anthology of four short stories, each focused on a person affected by the capital punishment system in a country that commits more executions per capita…

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November 2021

On Ebrahim Golestan: An Inquiry into “Tide and Mist”

November 5 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sahand Abidi is an essayist and critic. He studied drama at the fine arts faculty of Tehran University. He worked as a playwright, dramaturge, assistant director and actor in theatre, and taught courses on the history of theater. He has worked in different capacities on numerous films, documentaries and plays. Many of his essays on aspects of modern Iranian theatre, cinema, and literature (on Beyzaie, Chubak, Golestan, Kimiai, Nalbandian, etc.) have been published in various journals and books. He was…

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Film screening: Immigrant Stories: Iranian-Americans of Silicon Valley

November 12 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Followed by a conversation with the film’s co-directors, Nima Naimi, Alireza Sanayei, and Julian Gigola.  RSVP to receive the Zoom link for the discussion on November 12.  The link to the documentary will be shared with registered attendees prior to the event. About the documentary: Iranian Americans have achieved remarkable success across all professional fields, with many recognized internationally for their outstanding contributions.  This film tells the first-hand immigration stories of several Iranian-Americans, covering 3 generations and over a dozen personal…

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CANCELED – The Moscow Visit of Gavam ol-Saltaneh: Face to Face with Stalin

November 19 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dr. Jamil Hasanli is an Azerbaijani historian, currently a research fellow (SRF-IIE/Cara’s fellow) at the Institute of Historical Research of the University of London. He is a specialist in the history of Azerbaijan, the Cold War, and international relations. His monographs on the history of the USSR, the Soviet Azerbaijan, the South Caucasus and East Turkestan were published in Russia, the United States, Turkey, Great Britain, Iran and China (Hong Kong). Dr. Hasanli is the author of several books and…

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