List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2006-07-19

    Global Vigil for Gay Iranians

    Wednesday - July 19, 2006     12:00 PM

    19 July 2006 = International Day of Action Against Homophobic Persecution in Iran



    To mark the first anniversary of Iran's hanging of two gay teenagers, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, we declare July 19 an International Day of Action against homophobic persecution in Iran.



    We call for worldwide protests against the murderous, homophobic Iranian regime and in commemoration the two gay teenagers executed on this day last year. To that end, we are organizing public demonstrations in more than 20 cities around the world, including London, Amsterdam, and San Diego.



    For a complete an updated list of cities, times, and event locations, visit: http://direland.typepad.com/direland/2006/06/global_protests.html



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    Iranian Film "Iron Island" at Cinema Paradiso, Fort Lauderdale

    Florida Wednesday - July 19, 2006     07:00 PM

    The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is proud to present the Iranian film Iron Island (Jazireh ahani) this week at Cinema Paradiso in downtown Fort Lauderdale.



    Iron Island (Jazireh ahani)

    A film by Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran 2005)



    The titular "Iron Island" is a huge rusting tanker off the Iranian coast in which dozens of homeless families have found shelter and formed a community. The head of the ship, Captain Nemat tries to balance finding jobs, oil, food and even husbands for the poor and struggling families. He controls the "residence" with absolute power which comes to violent crisis when two young lovers attempt to defy his authority and from the increasing pressure of business interests seeking to seize the ship and evict the residents.

    Language: Persian (With Englsih Subtitles)





    Showtimes:



    Wed July 19: 7pm

    Thu July 20: 7pm



    The theatre is located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale at 503 SE 6th St, on the south side of the New River, one block East of the Broward County Courthouse.



    For additional information please visit our website at www.fliff.com

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