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Top cartoons in the first international Contest about books in Iran

cartoons- international-Contest-First_Prize_Mehdi_Mohammadi_Rouzbahani_Iran-i200 works selected from among over 2000 works were put on display in a week-long exhibition. 600 cartoonists from 61 countries had sent their cartoons.

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Cartoons: Iranian women in Metro by Elham Ataei Azar

Elham-Ataei-Azar-Poster-iElham Ataei Azar was born in 1984 in the city of Tabriz in northwestern Iran. She has earned her Masters in Physics. In this cartoon set, she is displaying 31 digitally created artworks about the different characters of women’s wagons in Tehran Metro.  Ataei Azar held an exhibition in early September in Tehran displaying this group of works as Men Do Not Enter.

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Photos: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a play

Snow White and the Seven DwarfsWhile this play shares the same name as the iconic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, it’s a black comedy about little people with a short-sighted belief system who are challenged in getting to their tall dreams of being supreme in a predetermined game of life. The play is directed by Nasir Malekjo and performed at Tehran’s City Theater.

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United Kingdom - Edinburgh Iranian Festival 2011

Edinburgh-Iranian-Festival-2011Jan. 28 – Feb 6 2011

EIF aims to raise awareness of Iranian culture and helps to integrate it with other cultures in Scotland.  There are seven categories (arts, books, comedy, film, food, lectures, and music) with events taking place in venues across Edinburgh.

The festival is being organized by a dedicated team of volunteers.

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Cartoons: Iranian woman cartoonist Firouzeh Mozaffari

mozaffari6-iCartoons are generally enjoyed for their wit, satire, or just for the sheer fun of them. But in some parts of the world they can provoke anger, outrage, or even violence and death, as was the case with the Danish cartoons a few years ago.

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Art Gallery: Solo painting exhibition by Ali Chitsaz, its ok to laugh

Ali-Chitsaz-aaran-gallery-5-iAAran Art Gallery – Tehran
November 5-18, 2010

Ali Chitsaz is a funny man. Our first reaction to his work is to laugh, which is all right. Sometimes he is satisfied with a cheap smile but often manages to escape from falling into the realm of caricature.

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Los Angeles - Middle Eastern Comedy Festival

Middle-Eastern-Comedy-Festival-2010-iOctober 4-7 2010

A Persian, an Israeli, and an Arab walk into a comedy club…find out what happens at the second-annual Middle Eastern Comedy Festival.

Join us for the best Middle Eastern writers, actors, directors, comedians, and celebrate in a rich and undiscovered culture of comedy.

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