When teen sisters Zahra and Hoda discover that their family holiday abroad is really a plan by their parents to deliver them both into forced marriages, the girls flee home to find their own ways of remaining in Edinburgh, testing the limits of their bond and the resolve of the adults who control their futures.
Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings is a new illustrated edition of the classic work written over one thousand years ago by Abolqasem Ferdowsi, one of Persia’s greatest poets. This new prose translation of the national epic is illuminated with over 500 pages of illustrations and will be published in March 2013 to coincide with the Persian New Year, Nowruz.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts invites you to participate in a retrospective screening and conversation with Noureddin ZarrinKelk, widely regarded as the father of Iranian animation. The event will include the North American premiere of his most recent film, Bani Adam.
Farhang Film Festival invites all Iranian and non-Iranian artists to visualize an aspect of Iranian arts, history, culture, crafts, geography, cuisine, or lifestyle through the cinematic arts. The goal of the festival is to inspire and spark the audience's interest in learning more about Iranian art, history, and culture.
Holiwater is a multimedia performance of video and live music that documents the decline of water at the Ganges River of India as seen through the lives of two Indian musicians over the course of ten years.
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.
Visualizing an aspect of Iranian arts, history, culture, crafts, geography, cuisine, or lifestyle through the cinematic arts. The goal of the festival is to inspire and spark the audience's interest in learning more about Iranian art, history, and culture.
This year, filmmakers and musicians from all walks of life, Iranian and non-Iranian, are invited to create a music video of any genre or style, visualizing an aspect of Iranian arts, history, culture, crafts, geography, cuisine or lifestyle.
As part of Exploring the Other: Contemporary Iran exhibition, join internationally acclaimed Iranian-American writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan, as he discusses his upcoming book, How to Win a Cosmic War: Why We're Losing the War on Terror, and his personal reflections on the 30th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution.