List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-05-08

    Kite Runner - Free Movie

    Bay Area - San Francisco Thursday - May 8, 2008     05:45 PM

    The Kite Runner (PG-13)


    Thursday, May 8th at 5:45pm & 8pm

    Friday, May 9th at 6pm & 8:15pm


    Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Avenue, SF, CA 94122


    FREE to all

    The Iranian Cultural Organization and APASA sponsor these FREE screenings of "The Kite Runner." Marc Forster ("Monsters Ball") directs this movie, based on the best-selling book about a man who returns to Afghanistan after spending years in California to help a childhood friend he abandoned years ago. In a four star review of the film, critic Roger Ebert wrote "'The Kite Runner' equals 'Monster's Ball' in its emotional impact." This film is 122 minutes and will be shown via DVD projection.

    Agnes Devictor- Cinema and the Public Policy of Islamization of Films in the Islamic Republic of Iran

    Bay Area - Peninsula Thursday - May 8, 2008     06:15 PM

    The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies


    Agnes Devictor
    Cinema and the Public Policy of Islamization of Films in the Islamic Republic of Iran

    Thursday, May 8, 5:15pm
    Pigott Hall, 260 - Room 113

    Agn�s Devictor teaches at the Universit� d�Avignon et des pays de Vaucluse and she is member of the Laboratory of research � Culture and Communication �.
    She wrote her PhD. in comparative political science on � The Public policy of culture of the Islamic Republic of Iran, exemple of cinema (1979-1997) and lived in Iran for four years (1994-1998). She is a renowned expert of the Iranian Cinema ad wrote Politique du cin�ma iranien, de l'�yatoll�h Khomeyni au pr�sident Kh�tami, CNRS Editions, 2004.
    She is the author or co-author of many articles, such as Cr�ations artistiques contemporaines en pays d'Islam. Des arts en tensions, J. Dakhlia (dir.), Editions Kim�, Paris, 2006 ; Au Sud du cin�ma, ARTE Editions et Cahiers du Cin�ma, La multiplication des images en pays d�Islam, B. Heberger et S. Naef (dir.), Ed. Orient-Institut des Deutschen Morgenl�ndischen Gesellschaft, W�rzburg, 2003 ; The New Iranian Cinema : Politics, Representation and Identity, Z. Mir-Hosseini and R. Tapper (dir.),I.B. Tauris, London, 2002.
    She is in charge of the Program on Cinema at the French Institute of Research in Iran since 2006 and had organized for this institution and in collaboration with iranian institutions two seminars in Tehran : Cinema and belief (Faculty of Fine arts, Tehran) in January 2007 and Filming war in Iran and Afghanistan during the 80�s and the question of film archives (Documentary and Experimental Film Center, Tehran) in January 2008.

    Marie-Pierre Ulloa, Associate Director
    Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
    The Mediterranean Studies Forum
    Encina Hall West, Rm 211
    Stanford University, CA 94305

    Firoozeh Dumas - Best Selling Author

    Bay Area - South Bay Thursday - May 8, 2008     06:30 PM

    Firoozeh Dumas - Best Selling Author
    Commonwealth Club - Silicon Valley
    May 8, 2008
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    With exuberance, warmth and humor, best selling author Firoozeh Dumas continues to amuse us with her new book Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of an Iranian America, At Home and Abroad Despite language barriers, culture shock, and the blending of traditions with her French husband, Dumas found that many of our commonalities with one another often outweigh our perceived differences.

    Tickets: $8-$15

    Info Phone: 800-847-7730


    Buy tickets


    May 8, 2008

    Check-In: 6:30pm
    Program: 7pm

    Le Petit Trianon
    72 N. 5th Street San Jose, CA 95112

    Free Lecture; Softening to Life to Transcend Trauma

    Bay Area - San Francisco Thursday - May 8, 2008     07:15 PM

    The School for Self-Healing, located at 2218 48th Avenue, in San Francisco hosts a FREE Lecture Series, with weekly special guests on topics of interest for health and wellness, every Thursday Night from 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm.

    Faith JAM for Peace in Beverly Hills

    Los Angeles Thursday - May 8, 2008     07:30 PM

    Faith JAM for Peace in Beverly Hills

    May 08,08

    The past two years, we have been privileged to present Faith Jam at the Islamic Center of Southern California and at the Japanese Cultural Arts Center. This year, we are proud to present Faith JAM for Peace at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church on Thursday May 8th at 7:30 PM, as a part of Let My People Sing presents 60-4-60, 60 Hours Celebrating Israel's 60th Anniversary. info: / 818-760-1077.

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