List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2009-05-15

    Talk by Dr. Hamid Nafici on “Women in islamic republic Cinema” | Followed by screening of “20 Fingers” a film by Mania Akbari | UC Davis

    California - Davis Friday - May 15, 2009     02:30 AM

    UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies and Film Studies Present:

    Talk by Dr. Hamid Nafici on “Women in islamic republic Cinema”
    Plus screening of “20 Fingers” a film by Mania Akbari

    Part of the 2 days series: CINEMAS of the MIDDLE EAST AND SOUTH ASIA

    May 15 & 16, 2009 Technocultural Studies Building (Art Annex)
    Click Here for Direction:
    (Also at Bottom)

    Friday, May 15th
    2:30 - 4:30 “Women in islamic republic Cinema”Speaker: Hamid Naficy, Northwestern Universityfilm Screening: “20 Fingers”(2004)Moderator: Suad Joseph, Director, Middle East/South Asia Studies, UC Davis

    For details of the rest of the program please see:
    Hamid Naficy, a leading authority on cinema and television in the Middle East, has produced many educational films and experimental videos and has published extensively about theories of exile and displacement, exilic and diaspora cinema and media, and Iranian and Third World cinemas. His many publications include such well-known titles as An Accented Cinema, The Making of Exile Cultures, Otherness and the Media: The Ethnography of the Imagined and the Imaged, Iran Media Index, and the AFI anthology, Home, Exile, Homeland.
    Direction to Technocultural Studies Building (Art Annex),UC Davis Campus:

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    Directions to Parking Lot 5:
    Interstate 80 to UC Davis exit. If traveling east bound, turn left onto Old Davis Road. If traveling
    west bound, turn right onto Old Davis Road. Turn left at the traffic light onto Mrak Hall Drive.
    Turn right at stop sign onto Old Davis Road. Turn right at stop sign of A Street, and drive into
    Visitor Parking Lot 5. Parking is FREE on weekends.

    THE HILTON (46th Floor) - DANCE IN THE SKY...Breathe Taking 360 Degree Views of San Francisco ***Must See!! w/ SF's Best Persian/International DJs...

    Bay Area - San Francisco Friday - May 15, 2009     08:59 AM

    We are taking over one of our favorite venues again on Friday May 15th for another
    GREAT Int’l Evening!! This incredible place is on the 46th Floor of the Hilton Hotel and it has
    Breathe taking 360 Degree Views of the City. Absolutely FANTASTIC....***A MUST see!!!
    Click here for the Views:

    *A Glass of Complimentary Champagne for all guests between 9 & 10pm
    *HOT Samba Dancers by Maisa Duke…Directly from Brazil!!
    * DJ AYKUT and DJ DR T will have you dance your feet off all night long with the best Euro,
    Latin, Middle Eastern & Brazilian House Beats, Top 40 Dance Hits And Much More!!

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    Please join us at this fantastic event and spread the word out to all your friends.
    Look forward to seeing you all there!

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    French Connection Exhibit - Leili Mohseni & Soheila Niknam

    Washington DC Friday - May 15, 2009     06:00 PM

    French Connection Exhibit Opening

    Please come and enjoy the works of two Persian artists:
    Leili Mohseni and Soheila Niknam

    Both artists will be present to discuss their work.

    What: French Connection Exhibit Opening Reception
    When: Friday, May 15, 2009 from 6 PM to 9 PM
    Where: Hermitage Design & Gallery
    6831 Tennyson Drive
    McLean, VA 22101


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    Bay Area - San Francisco Friday - May 15, 2009     09:00 PM

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    Release of a new book

    7Rooz Friday - May 15, 2009     11:08 PM

    Please check the following pre-publication review of my upcoming book: From Misery Alley to Missouri Valley” The is available for purchase now.

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