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Iran in Chicago humanities fest

NOVEMBER 2 ­ 12, 2000

Programs Focusing on Iran
(Excerpted from the Complete List of 150 Programs)

Tickets are available after September 5: · In person: Symphony Center Box Office, 220 S. Michigan Avenue · By phone: PhoneCharge 312.663.0339 · Through the Chicago Humanities Festival website, www.chfestival.org . Please refer to the program number when ordering tickets. Advance tickets are $5 each, unless otherwise indicated.

Iran: The Last Great Revolution (Program #111) Robin Wright describes the social and political "revolutions within the revolution" that are transforming the world's only modern theocracy into an Islamic democracy. Friday, November 10; 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Harold Washington Library, Auditorium

Iran Today (Program #117) Journalists and political scientists variously interpret the dynamic changes in Iran today with reference to politics, religion, women, human rights, and the impact of the world-wide Iranian diaspora. Participants include Hamid Akbari, Tara Bahrampour, Guity Nashat, and Marvin Zonis. Saturday, November 11; 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Harold Washington Library, Auditorium

The Arts and Culture of the Iranian Diaspora (Program #631) Architects, literary critics, novelists, and filmmakers explore how the diaspora functions as muse. Featuring Tara Bahrampour, Jahanshah Javid, Persis Karim, Maryam Ovissi, Rudabeh Pakravan, and Ramin Serry. Saturday, November 11; 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Harold Washington Library, Auditorium

Contemporary Iranian Art (Program #633) Maryam Ovissi explores the torrent of Iranian art which draws upon Islam less as constriction than as muse. Saturday, November 11; 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Harold Washington Library, Auditorium

Taste of Cherry: Screening (Program #809) A sublime and deceptively simple parable about life's possibilities. Abbas Kiarostami's Palme d'Or winning film follows Mr. Badii, a weary and desperate middle-aged man who meets an assortment of different characters while driving through the hilly outskirts of Tehran, on a quest to end his life. Iran, 1997. In Persian with English subtitles. 95 minutes. Friday, November 10; 7:00 p.m.


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