Book on Iranians' role in civilization released in Egypt
TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iranian historian Abdorrafi Haqiqat's "Iranians' Role in History of World Civilization" has recently been published in Arabic in Egypt. Egypt's National Translation Center has sponsored the translation of the book. Haqiqat is also author of "500 Years of Parthian Rule", "History of National Movements", and "Sassanids Religious Rule".
Turkish director, Indian actor selected for Fajr filmfest jury
TEHRAN -- The 27th Fajr International Film Festival has selected Turkish filmmaker Semih Kaplanoglu and Indian actor Javed Jaffrey as members of juries for various sections of the event, which will be held in Tehran from January 30 to February 10. Kaplanoglu has been chosen for the jury of the Asian Cinema Section and Jaffrey will be a member of jury for the Documentary Film Section.
Beizaii's "When All of Us Are Asleep" coming to Fajr filmfest
TEHRAN -- Iranian stage and screen director Bahram Beizaii will be competing at the 27th Fajr International Film Festival with his latest film "When All of Us Are Asleep." Iran's most important event in the motion picture industry, the Fajr film festival is annually held to commemorate the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Lebanese company to publish anthology of Persian poetry
TEHRAN -- A book containing works of 30 contemporary Iranian poets will be published in Arabic by Dar al-Hadarah, a publishing company in Lebanon, in the near future. The poems of the book entitled "Anthology of Contemporary Persian Poetry" have been selected and rendered into Arabic by Iranian translator Musa Bidaj.
Tehran Symphony Orchestra to commemorate Islamic Revolution
TEHRAN -- The Tehran Symphony Orchestra is slated to perform a series of concerts at Tehran's Vahdat Hall for six nights to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Majid Entzami will conduct the orchestra during the concerts, which are to open on February 2.
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