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مهاجران ایرانی، رویدادهای کانادایی، در مجله تیتر

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Life and Nothing More

Short Note For Abbas Kiarostami Suddenly there was a buzz, hardly opening my eyes. Bedroom glowing from my cellphone’s blue light. Looking at the screen, Kiarostami is gone. I needed few more seconds to digest the news. rapidly Checking the news feed, yes, he is really gone. Dumping my heavy body back to bed. Looking to the nothingness, darkness and ...

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Warming up for the concert

Photo By Pooyan Tabatabaei First rehearsal of Reza Yazdani’s Canadian band in Toronto. They are getting ready for their Canadian Tour. May 19 Toronto. May 21 Montreal- May 28 Vancouver Behrooz Paygan , Reza Moghaddas, Nima Ahmadieh and Elyar Khosravi

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Azar Faramarzi: Young, Talented, Versatile and Prolific

In just five short years, Iranian filmmaker Azar Faramarzi has completed two short documentaries and four short films, the latter ones consistently looking at social aspects of everyday life, focusing on injustices while refraining from making any political commentary. Born in the capital, Tehran, the young Iranian actress, producer and director graduated in Film and TV Direction from Symbiosis International ...

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Canadian Minister visited Parya

The Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs visited Parya Trillium Foundation on Friday March 24, 2017. During her visit to Parya she was updated about the dedication and success of Iranian community in different aspects of the life in Canada.  She was very impressed by the activities and services are providing by Parya to community in large as ...

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The 67th Berlinale
Iran and the Surreal Case of Suitcase-Gate

  Apparently, the most looked-up word in the online version of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2016 was “surreal”. This was an appropriate choice despite events last year being no more surreal than recent years. However, with the shock election of Donald Trump in the U.S. Presidential Elections of November 2016, a new paranoia in world politics emerged overnight. The Berlin ...

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Dhaka Film Festival 2016

Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) is an annual film festival held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Established in 1992, the festival was initially organized on annual basis, but became a biennial event since 1995 and last year with the help and support of the Foreign minister of Bangladesh once again became an annual event. DIFF is one of the most prestigious film ...

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Who Is Right?

A short note on « Death in Sarajevo » ,  screened at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Take 8 Sarajevo-born Bosnian film director, producer and screenwriter Danis Tanovic has hardly put a foot wrong since having directed and written the script for his debut feature film No Man’s Land in 2001 which, amongst many numerous festival awards globally, won him ...

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Fuocoammare

A short note on «Fire At Sea» ,  screened at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Take 6 Fire at Sea (Italian: Fuocoammare) is the documentary film by Gianfranco Rosi that won the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival this year. It follows the director, cinematographer, producer and screenwriter’s Golden Lion award for Sacro GRA at the 70th ...

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Sleeping Giant

Daily Reports on Summer Works Festival Day 2: Imaginary Anthropologies Pooyan Tabatabaei Toronto – Canada The play starts with a single man mumbling in the right corner of the stage. Fragmented intonations gradually swing to somewhat harmonic tune; almost as if someone was playing an Erhu (2 Stringed traditional Chinese instrument). The audience is not sure if they are about ...

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Illuminating the Less Traveled Road

Daily Reports on Summer Works Festival Day 1: Especial Performance of Tomorrow’s Child Pooyan Tabatabaei Toronto – Canada   Watching a theatrical play blindfolded, is as strange as attending an orchestral performance while wearing a noise canceling headphone. In such situations, of course you are faced with obvious obstacles so to digest or enjoy the performance.  But this is only ...

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To the Promised Land

A Reportage on Jerusalem International Film Festival Massimo Lechi Italy After decades of denial and indifference, during this apparently never-ending phase of economic crisis, Europe has started realizing the actual existence of refugees. All of a sudden, what was once sealed within the African or Middle-Eastern natural borders – thousands of people in need trying to run away from war ...

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painter of poetic words

In memory of Abbas Kiarostami Massimo Lechi Italy   A charming middle-aged man musingly hinting a smile while looking at the camera through the dark lenses of his sunglasses. This is the image of Abbas Kiarostami I have regularly found in magazines and newspapers over the years. From the moment I first saw how he actually looked like (probably in ...

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Abbas Kiarostami Obituary

  Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami (Persian: عباس کیارستمی) has died of cancer in a Paris hospital. He was transported there at the end of June for treatment and lost his battle on July 4th. Born in Tehran in 1940, Kiarostami was a film director, screenwriter, photographer and film producer. He also worked extensively as a film editor, art director, poet, ...

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Season of Fire

Exclusive photo reportage from Haiti by Bahare Khodabande On Monday April 4th, 2016, a historical hotel, Le Perroquet, was destroyed by fire after the flames from the scorching hardware workshop in the neighborhood slowly expanded, burning two other residential buildings. It took the fire department more than an hour to respond. Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, has a population exceeding ...

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