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Feb 8-12, 1999 / Bahman 19-23, 1377

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* Film: Iranian film festival in Houston


* History: Lessons from the revolution, Ottawa
* Persian: Literature conference, N. California

* Lecture: Women's day, San Jose
* Book tour: Tara Bahrampour on tour

* Art: Iranian art on display in northern California
* Art: Yari Ostovany inWashington DC
* Music: Persian music in New York
* Politics: Iranian-American Republican convention
* Film: "Children of Heaven" in U.S.

* Art: Group show, Berkeley
* Film: Mehrjui retrospective in Washington

* Conference: Persian Gulf: Present realities
* Women: International conference

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* Iranian film festival in Houston

The series offers three powerful feature films from the quality cinema made by veteran directors Mehrjui and Panahi and by newcomer Parviz Shahbazi. It also features a remarkable full-length documentary co-directed by an Iranian anthropologist and a well-known British filmmaker. Together, these films offer affectionate and devastating glimpses of contemporary life in Iran... MORE DETAILS

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* Lessons from the revolution, Ottawa

"The Iranian Revolution at 20: What are the Lessons?"

An open forum with John Sigler (Department of Political Science), Farhang Rajaee (College of Humanities), Allen Brown (Department of Foreign Affairs).

Date: Wednesday, 10 February
Time: 19:30-21:30
Place: Dunton Tower, Room 2017 (Arts Faculty Lounge).
Information: 727-2768 or

Sponsored by the Middle East Discussion Group Carleton University, Ottawa.

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* Persian Literature Conference, N. California

Shahnameh Learning League with sponsorship of Persian Student Association at Stanford University is proud to present Dr. Omidsalar and Dr. Daryaee on panel of experts in the first Persian Literature Conference of Northern California, on the upcoming February 21 1999 at Stanford University Tressider Union see details and map on www/

The academic research and presentation of study in this year's conference is dedicated to the memory of late Dr. Mahjoub. It is also with great privileged to announce a new web site "Yadvare-ye Mahjoub". which will be launched by February 17th (the third anniversary of our teacher's passing). The site is a memorial to late Dr. Mahjoub and may consist of articles, poems, pictures and other memorabilia in tribute to Dr. Mahjoub's dedication to Persian Literature.

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* International Women's Day, San Jose

Kavosh Women's Society presents A Celebration of International Woman's Day. Guest speaker: Dr. Farzaneh Millani is an associate professor in the DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN'S STUDIES at the University of Virginia. An Exhibition of Iranian Women Artists is being presented during this event. And for the First time in San Jose: Beyond East and West VAS in Concert

DATE: Friday March 5 1999
TIME: Gathering 6:00 PM
Program Starts at: 7:00 PM

For more information. go to: //

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* Tara Bahrampour's book tour

Tara Bahrampour, the author of "To See and See Again" is going on a book tour in the U.S.. Here are the dates & places:

- Feb 16 Politics and Prose, Washington DC
- Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm Bay Books 1029 Orange Ave. Coronado, San Diego
- Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm Black Oak Books 1491 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA
- Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm Readers Books 127 E Napa Street Sonoma, CA
- Feb 23 Printers Inc. 310 California Ave Palo Alto, CA
- Feb 24 @ 5:30 pm Book Passage 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA
- Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm Twenty-Third Avenue Books 1015 23rd Ave Portland, OR
- Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm Elliott Bay Book Co. 101 South Main Street Seattle, WA
- March 1 or 2 -- Possible Capitola or UC Davis date
- March 3/4-- Evening New York University Hagop Kevorkian Center New York City

+ more NY city and East Coast dates to come in March and April

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* Art show inWashington DC

Yari Ostovany in the Fourth Annual All Media Juried Show at Eklektikos Gallery. February 19, 1999 - March 17, 1999

Artists Reception: Friday, February 19th from 6-8 pm

Address: 1053 31st Street NW Georgetown/Washington, D.C. 20007

For more info go to:

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* Iranian art on display in northern California

Gallery Ovissi Press Release


Contact: Maryam Ovissi, 1425 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608 510-601-6874

Gallery Ovissi is proud to feature the works of contemporary artists, Saghar Barzmehri (manipulated photography), Maryam Javaheri (works on paper) and Bay Area artists Taraneh Hemami (works on paper) and Hadi Tabatabai (carvings on paper, wood and slate). A unique collection of contemporary works of art that speak to the aesthetic eye as well as the culturally aware mind. These artists share one common thread, their Iranian heritage, but each collection of works speaks a different story.

Gallery Ovissi is also presenting a Gallery Talk on Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 2:30 p.m., where some of the artists and Gallery Owner, Maryam Ovissi, will speak about the works on exhibit.

Opening date is Saturday, February 20, 1999. We invite you to attend our opening from 5 to 8 p.m. to preview the works. Please RSVP for both events and call for further information at 510-601-6874

Gallery Ovissi specializes in contemporary works by Iranian and Middle Eastern artists. Open Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., by appointment.

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* Iranian-American Republican convention

The Iranian American Republican Council's 11th Annual Convention will be held in Portland Oregon on Saturday February 20th. IARC would like to invite all interested parties to attend this rich event.

Morning 8:30-12:00: Business meeting (elections, platform, resolutions). Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR) will be there at 11:00 A.M to deliver comments and answer questions.

Lunch (12:00-1:30) will feature Governor Victor Atiyeh of Oregon

Afternoon (1:30-2:30): Seminar on Lobbying Techniques.

Evening: Gala dinner at the Portland Art Museum featuring Congressman Robert Ney of Ohio and former Governor Pete Wilson of California, as well as the popular entertainer Marteek.

Congressman Robert Ney spent three years in the Peace Corps in Iran, and not only speaks Farsi fluently but is also very interested in Iranian issues, culture and heritage. For more information or to register please call 888-330 IARC or visit our web site at

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* Persian music in New York

Traditional Music of Persia: Concert in New York

Maestro Mohammad Reza Lotfi: Tar, Setar, Kamancheh, Vocal
Golam Khaksari: Vocal
Fardin Bina: Tonbak, Daf
Majd Karimai: Tonbak, Daf

Sunday, February 21, 1999
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Great Neck North Middle School Auditoriun
77 Polo Road, Great Neck, Long Island, NY 11023

Before 6 p.m.: 516-981-6808
After 6 p.m.: 516-751-1609

Tickets sold at the Concert hall's entrance and Iranian stores.

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* Group art show, Berkeley

Yari Ostovany and Haleh Niazmand in a group show show at Berkeley Art Center on January 17 - February 21, 1999.

- Artists' Reception: Sunday, January 17, 2 to 4 pm
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, noon to 5 pm
- Address: 1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, California (in Live Park)

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* Mehrjui retrospective in Washington, DC

Dariush Mehrjui's Films - A retrospective :

The Pear Tree - Friday February 5, 1999, 7:00 PM, Sunday February 7, 1999, 2:00 PM
The Cycle - Friday February 12, 1999, 7:00 PM
The Cow - Sunday February 14, 1999, 2:00 PM
Hamoon - Friday February 19, 1999, 7:00 PM
The Tenants - Sunday February 21, 1999, 2:00 PM
Sara - Friday February 26, 1999, 7:00 PM
The School We Went To - Saturday February 27, 1999, 2:00 PM
Leila - Sunday February 28, 1999, 2:00 PM

Freer's Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive at 12th Street, SW, Washington DC -- 202-357-4880 Admission: Free - two per person - one hour before program begins Info: 202-357-4880 Details:

Dariush Mehrjui His film have been banned by both the Shah, and the Islamic Republic, but film critics in Iran recently voted directory Dariush Mehrjui on eof the country's greatest filmmakers. This retrospective is organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and is presented in corporation with Farabi Cinema Foundation, Tehran. All films are in Persian with English Subtitles.

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* International conference

The Tenth International Conference of the Iranian Women's Studies Foundation "The Iranian Woman at the Threshold of the Year 2000" will be held at the University of Montreal on July 2-5,1999 in Montreal, Canada.

Foundation: IWSF, PO Box 380882, Cambridge, MA 02238-0882, USA, Tel: 617-492-9001, Fax: 617-492-0111, Email:

Local Committee: IWSF, PO Box 354 Station "H", Montreal (QC), H3G 2L1, CANADA, Tel: 514-735-7776, Fax: 514-934-9912, Email:

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Book Tour

Bahrampour on tour

Tara Bahrampour, the author of "To See and See Again" is going on a book tour in the U.S.. Here are the dates & places: ... CLICK HERE

Rediscover Iran

Contact beteween Iranian-American and Iranian youth

Dear Friend,

To share my experiences of Iran with others, I have begun setting up a non-profit organization called Rediscover Iran (RI) whose goal is to create opportunities for Iranian- American youth to have direct contact with the Iranian people and their culture. This summer RI will be offering a six-week Mini-Semester Abroad in Iran where participants will engage in cultural and educational activities in addition to receiving language instruction. Some of the activities include: ... MORE DETAILS

Film festival

Dariush Mehrjui's Films - A retrospective -- showing in Washington DC... (details here)

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