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2011 Sundance Film Festival Presents Circumstance by Maryam Keshavarz

Circumstance-iJan 22-29 2011 Salt Lake City
Categories: U.S. Dramatic Competition

Synopsis – A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager’s growing sexual rebellion and her brother’s dangerous obsession.

Maryam Keshavarz (born in New York, United States) is an Iranian-American filmmaker.

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Art Gallery: Works of four young Iranian women titled Closed

Closed-Henna-Art-Gallery-6-iTehran – Henna Art Gallery
Dec 31 2010 – Jan 14 2011

Henna Art Gallery is pleased to present the Works of four Young Iranian women: Mina Anooshei, Mahsa Tehrani, Naeeme Naeemaee and Elham Sadeghi. Their paintings reflect their own personal lives while being deeply poetic and internal.

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Fashion: Iranian-American, Keemia Ferasat Spring 2011 Collection

Keemia-Ferasat-iIn March 2005, KEEMIA showed the debut collection, ‘Love on the Loire’, during Los Angeles Fashion Week.

Her first collection of intricately designed pieces defined and set the pace for the now highly covetable KEEMIA signature aesthetic. The KEEMIA woman is feminine, at ease with herself, and chic.

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Photos: Iranian Women Athletes in Asian Games 2010

Iran-Kabaddi-team-iIranian women represented 25% of Iran’s 373 member national team for the Asian games and these woman Athletes won close to 25% of Iran’s medal count.

Iranian women received medals in Wushu, Shooting, Taekwondo, Kabaddi, Karate, and Rowing.

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Pew Report: Is marriage becoming obsolete in the USA? Near 40% agree

MarriageThe Decline of Marriage and Rise of New Families

Social institutions that have been around for thousands of years generally change slowly, when they change at all. But that’s not the way things have been playing out with marriage and family since the middle of the 20th Century.

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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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HBO Documentaries: For Neda

Neda-hbo-iFor Neda tells the personal story of Neda Agha-Soltan who became the iconic symbol of Iran’s 2009 post-election protests and struggle.

Written, directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Antony Thomas, For Neda is the story of Neda Agha-Soltan whose tragic death on June 20, 2009 came to symbolize for many the struggle in Iran.

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Vintage Fashion in Iran: Photographs from the first half of the twentieth century

Vintage-Fashion-Iran-8-iEstablishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 meant that women were forced to wear Hijab and that it is strictly forbidden for women to be photographed without Hijab.

There was a time, following the military coup of 1920 when women were forced not to wear Hijab. Here are a few photographs from the first half of the twentieth century, the rise of industrial era in Iran.

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Unique Zan Foundation: Third Annual Essay Competition

unique-zan-foundationThis year’s essay theme is: “Unique Iranian Women in History: Drawing Inspiration from the Past.”

First Place: $5,000
Second Place: $3,000
Third Place: $2,000

Applications must be post-marked by May 1, 2010

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Report: Global Gender Gap Index 2009

global-gender-gap-report-iIceland has claimed the top spot of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index 2009 from Norway which slipped to third position behind Finland. South Africa and Lesotho made great strides in closing their gender gaps to enter the top 10 for the first time. The report’s Index assesses countries on how well they are dividing their resources and opportunities among their male and female populations, regardless of the overall levels of these resources and opportunities. A sample of ranks; 31-USA  45-ISR  51-RUS  60-CHN  75-JPN  82-BRA  99-MEX  128-IRN  129-TUR  134-YEM

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