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Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings

A new illustrated adaptation of the Persian epic story by Ferdowsi

2nd Edition

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Rostam in Wonderland

Animation Web Series

1000 year-old Iranian mythical character Rostam travels to modern Iran and finds himself challenged by the new modern society.

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The Rumi Project

Longing for the Soul: A Quest for Rumi

A feature length documentary by Aryana Farshad on Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi

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Holiwater

inform, entertain and inspire positive action around issues relating to water

Inform, entertain and inspire positive action around issues relating to water

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Community Cinama

Community Cinama

ITVS, the co-presenter of Independent Lens, presents Community Cinema, a free monthly screening series, offered in over 65 cities throughout the U.S.

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We are currently working in pre-production of a short drama film by Bita Shafipour entitled "Last Night in Edinburgh".

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Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings

A little over a thousand years ago a Persian poet named Ferdowsi of Tous collected and put into heroic verse the millennium old mythological and epic traditions of Iran. It took him thirty years to write the sixty thousand verses that comprise the Shahnameh (The Book of Kings). This monumental tome is one of the most important literary works of Iran and like other great epics, such as Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, Nibelungenlied and Ramayana, it is a record of the human imaginative consciousness. It is well known and has been adapted through out the Near East, Central Asia and India but is mostly unknown in the West.

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MOHSEN NAMJOO

MOHSEN NAMJOO - Hailed as “the Bob Dylan of Iran” by the New York Times, Mohsen Namjoo is a visionary artist who speaks for and touches the souls of today’s youth. Seamlessly blending the Classical with the Modern, the Eastern with the Western, the ancient with the current, Mohsen Namjoo is a musical maverick.

Holiwater

The Holiwater Project is a multimedia performance created by a collective group of artists from the UK, India and New Zealand as a response to the music of Deb Das & Kannai Baul, the principle characters the documentary film Holiwater is based on. The performances aim at bringing an experience of the river to audiences. The intention is to inform, entertain and inspire positive action around issues relating to water.

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On March 8th, the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, celebrations are taking place worldwide to highlight both the progress made for women’s rights and the distance we have yet to go. We...
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I've often daydreamed about what an alien civilization would think about Earth if they were ever to come visit, given our fractured ethnic, political, and economic planet, the epidemic violence, our...

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A large screen film installed with a reflection pool. A 'khund' is a traditional Indian water tank for the communal and ritualistic collection of water. This installation, film and performance was...

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Many of our readers are always seeking new websites to get new, progressive and creative information on the issues they care about. SOCIARTS has been working on two art-campaigns that each focus on a...

Evolution / Revolution

Evolution/Revolution - the Interconnectedness of all Beings is a ground breaking, multimedia, educational, socially and environmentally conscious exhibition, which explores various aspects of animal welfare and the environment.





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Have you always wanted to cuddle with a cow? Give a pig a belly rub, or talk to a turkey?
 I'm not always the fastest horse in the Derby, but even I couldn't miss the irony of pitying one species of animal while licking my chops like a cartoon wolf with the desire to eat another.

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In this short interview, political artist Robbie Conal, talks about his story of drawing cats and other animals as one of the ways to find happiness and joy in his life.

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Producers of a short film are looking for actors of Asian and/or Middle Eastern background. Film is being made in Edinburgh in May 2014. If interested please send head-shots, CVs and showreel links to submissions@sociarts.com.Role descriptions: 

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