Armajani passed away in his home on August 27. His last artworks focused on immigration and the threats to American liberty.
Barbara Kopple’s Desert One chronicles the disastrous events of Operation Eagle Claw in 1980.
A one-location movie tills fertile thematic ground for auteurs, celebrities, and ordinary people who explore facets of being alone through film and video — the subtle distinctions between solitude, loneliness, isolation, confinement, paranoia, and sanctuary.
With “The Other Apartment,” a joint project by Jon Rubin and Sohrab Kashani, located in both Pittsburgh and Tehran, Iranians and Americans can attend events and experience the space together, in real time.
In Princeton’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections lies an illustrated manuscript on magic and astrology from Iran that includes 56 painted illustrations of demons and angels.
During a time of heightened tensions between the US and Iran, the documentary Coup 53 reminds viewers of the origins of the conflict.
Visual artists, filmmakers, and musicians are withdrawing from the Fajr festivals in solidarity with protesters and those mourning the loss of loved ones involved in the crash, which killed all 176 passengers on board.
Donald Trump’s embarrassingly lo-res tweet of an American flag encapsulates how Iranians have been dominating the social media game during the recent tensions.
Targeting Iranian cultural heritage is first and foremost bad because of the devastating effects it would have on Iranians. We in the rest of the world may feel a real loss, but that is secondary at best.
Meanwhile, leaders of cultural institutions have condemned the president’s threats, and Iranians responded with a hashtag campaign celebrating their country’s cultural treasures.
According to the New York Times, Trump has reiterated his threat against cultural sites in Iran. Even such a move would widely be seen as a war crime, the president argued on Sunday night: “They’re allowed to kill our people. They’re allowed to torture and maim our people. They’re allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people … and we’re not allowed to touch their cultural site? It doesn’t work that way.” Read the whole story.
After the assassination of Iranian major general Soleimani, a new tweet by the US President suggests more ominous actions on the horizon.