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* Film: Mehrjui retrospective in Washington


* New Year: Persian party in Washington, DC
* Language: Persian seminar at Berkeley
* Conference: Persian Gulf: Present realities

* School: Farsi school in Maryland
* Women: International conference

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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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* Persian New Year party in Washington, DC

FRIDAY Night, JANUARY 1st, 1999 10:00pm: Come PARTY Like It's 1999!! at the Paper Moon, 1037 31st, NW Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Tel: 202.965.MOON

With EURO-DJ Ali Sabaii mixing the BEST and NEWEST European, Persian, Latin, & Arabic Dance Music. Reduced Admission Before Midnight * 21 & Over Only * Cocktail Attire

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* Persian language seminar at Berkeley

Persian literature educational seminars at the University of Berkeley! To enroll in the four-month seminars can call 408-377-7789 before January 20th.

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* Persian Gulf: Present realities

The Center for Persian Gulf and Middle East Studies at the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) intends to convene its ninth International conference on the Persian Gulf under the title "Persian Gulf: Present Realities and Future Perspectives " on February 22-23, 1999.

Distinguished scholars, university professors, researches, and specialists will discuss political, international, economic, security as well as cultural, and energy issues relating to the present situation in, and pertaining to future cooperation among the countries of the Persian Gulf region.

The main topics of the discussion are as follows: ... DETAILS HERE

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* Farsi school for children in Maryland

The Iranian-American Cultural Society of Maryland currently sponsors two Farsi schools in the Baltimore, MD areas of Columbia and Towson. More information, including sample homeworks from the children, is available at //

Reza Shadmehr

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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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Student scholarship - northern California

An Iranian Student Scholarship is being offered by the Society of Iranian Professionals (SIP) in northern California. Please tell your friends and family. Also in order to broaden SIP's ability to sponsor more students , SIP would welcome any donation for this cause. For more information please contact: 408-496-9093 or send email to: or visit us at

Art show

First Exhibition of Persian Painting from the Qajar Dynasty, 1785-1925 at Brooklyn Museum of Art October 23, 1998-January 24, 1999... FULL TEXT


THE QAJAR EPOCH Culture, Art & Architecture in Qajar Persia 2-4 September 1999 The 'Qajar Epoch' conference will be held at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London from the 2nd until the 4th of September 1999. The focus of the conference will be on the Culture, Art & Architecture of the Qajar period. The conference is part of a two conference series. The second conference, which will focus on Religion and Society of the Qajar Period, will be held in September 2000.. DETAILS HERE

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