Join Aftab as we host Johnny Azari in Washington D.C. on June 22, 2017! This free concert will take place at Bossa Bistro & Lounge in Adams Morgan. Johnny will be joined by special guest Muhammad Seven!
Only 6 spots available!
Contact Rebecca now to reserve your FREE spot in this class: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this workshop students work with pencil and charcoal, learning to use line, value, gesture, and perspective. Participants also work to develop the ability to see as artists. The class works with a variety of subjects including still life and landscape. Materials will be provided.
This class is instructed by Aftab-affiliated artist Maryam Rassapour. To learn more about this artist, visit http://www.maryamrassapour.com/.
This heavily abridged and re-sequenced version of William Shakespeare's greatest tragedy imagines the action shifted to early 20th century Persia on the eve of World War 1. Weaving in excerpts of Farsi translations throughout, this production reveals an extraordinary resonance between two distant cultures, allowing us to hear Hamlet as never before.
The New York-based The Suitors represented the directorial debut of Iranian Ghasem Ebrahiman. Though they're living in the Big Apple, a group of Iranians cling on to their old, traditional ways. One of their traditions requires the slaughtering of a sheep. This they try to do in the confines of their apartment. Their neighbors assume that the knife-wielding Iranians are terrorists, and in a twinkling, the SWAT teams come roaring into the vicinity.
Genre: Dark Comedy
Duartion: 1 Hour 44 minutes.
Our screening of 3 short internationally acclaimed documentaries by film director, producer and cartoonist, Fazlolah Tari. The event also included an exhibit of Fazlollah's artwork focusing on racism and poverty.
1) A Meeting with the Leaf (Winner Audience Favorite Documentary 17th Moondance Film Festival, Official Selection at 2nd Chicago Feminist Film Festival)- 14 minutes.
An elderly lady whos husband passed away long time ago, believes that his soul is in a tree that has grown since he has passed. So she believes that he is alive.
2) God's House (Best Documentary at 1st International Religious Film Festival Iran, Official Selection at 24th Roverreto Film Festival, Italy 2012) - 32 minutes.
A short documentary about the Atigh Jame' Mosque, a 9th-century mosque in Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province, Iran. Atigh Jame Mosque is an ancient religious site of Shiraz and a personal favorite, of the 14th century mystic and poet, Hafez. The mosque played a imporant social and political role in its time influencing the poetry of Hafez.
3) Lonliness Full of Hubbub (Best Documentary and Best Editing in 17th national youth film festival Iran) - 18 minutes - 2010.
A short documentary about the coal mine workers working in northern Iran near the Caspian Sea. The documentary gives a poetic narrative of the dangerous conditions these men work and live in.
Winter Film Awards and the Aftab Committee hosted "Film, Identity and Space: Indie Iranian Films," a panel discussion moderated by Lila Nazemian with panelists Rodin Hamidi, Hossein Keshavarz, and Ghasem Ebrahimian. Fazlollah Tari also made a virtual appearance to join the conversation!
In this discussion, we heard about the experiences of Iranian-American filmmakers and their thoughts on indie Iranian films. The panel included a screening of three short films from Iran: Meeting with the Leaf by Fazlollah Tari, Live with Me by Amirhossein Kotobzadeh, and Dancing in Water by Zahra Jafari.