Interview with film director Ramin Serry
By Bruce Bahmani
March 8, 2001
Recently I met an amazing young man. His name is Ramin Serry and
he is a film director. The American reaction to the hostage crisis after
the 1979 revolution affected him so deeply as a teenager that he has now
made a movie which I think is amazing. The movie releases in the SF film
festival this week and you should see it if you can. It will likely move
to the community later and there is a definite buzz on this one folks!
Anyhow, what better way to continue on with my series on exciting Iranians
doing exciting things! What follows is my interview with Ramin >>>
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Iranian New Year's ideological roots
By Massoume Price
Noruz times for this New Year (1380 / 2001):
Los Angeles: 05:30.40 am...
Noruz, or new day, is the celebration of spring equinox. It is the most
cherished of all the Iranian festivals and is celebrated by all. This occasion
has been renowned in one form or another by all the major cultures of ancient
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Totalitarianism does not work, not even in Iran
By Daniel Zangeneh
March 8, 2001
There was the aroma of kabab, ghormeh sabzi, beer and wine, mixed with
Persian music. People were mingling and having a good time. I didn't know
anyone except my friend Davood and his wife Shrine, who insisted on going
to their friend's (an Iranian doctor) party >>>
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Zeidabadi freed on bail
BBC Persian Service
A pro-reform journalist, Ahmad Zeidabadi has been freed on bail of $70,000.
Zeidabadi, who had been held for seven months, faces charges of anti-Islamic
propaganda and inciting attacks on national security through articles he
published in several now banned newspapers. Maria Sarsalari talks to Zeidabadi
Nabavi & Benoud write about prison
Please send me $500
Hello dear friends! I am a very poor student in Iran. My government
does not help me.Would you please send $500 to me? I will send my address
after your reply. Thank you.
Your poor countryman,
* Women more important than statues
writes: Are they doing more for Buddha statues than women? ["Savage
bastards"] Have they ever had the same reaction about Afghan women?
Destruction of these statues is regrettable fpr sure. It is a loss for
cultural heritage. But does anybody care for Human treated worse than statues?
* Ferdosi was not a Nazi
writes: With reference to Mr. Motamedi's article regarding Iran and
back Persia"], it seems that there is a general misunderstanding
regarding the name of our country. In the Shahnameh there are hundreds
of other reference to "Iran" and none to "Persia" or
even "Paars". And we all know that Ferdosi lived about 1000 years
before Reza Shah so he could not have been a Nazi >>>
* Iran >>> Persia >>> Iran
Darius Kadivar writes: An
interesting anecdote is that 15 to 20 years ago, when I would visit the
Louvre Museum and ask to see the section on Iran, they would tell me there
is no section on Iran, but there is a section on Persia. Recenetly I visited
the Louvre and asked to see the section on Persia, and they told me, "You
mean Iran." >>>
Iranian library in Denver
art of Iran, Washington
Translation of today's poem by Zara
I made a journey through the desert of your love
Searching for some hint that you might join me.
I saw in every home I passed along the way
The corpses scattered of those who went before me.
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