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Vice in Iran (It’s Not What You Think)

Vice Magazine brings its trademark irreverent humour to Iran and digs briefly into the film industry. “Iranians love the school of their children and the cinema” they are told. To be fair presenter, Shane Smith’s pronunciation isn’t that bad. A Canadian who’s made films for Vice looking at for example, Mexican cinema, Smith has a … Continue reading

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Music from Tehran makes you tick, tack, stop

Released by: Oido Records. Recorded at MIGRAIN Studio Migrain are Pouya PourAmin, Nima Aghiani (composers) and Sara Bigdeli Shamloo (vocalist, lyrics). Founded in 2002 by Pouya PourAmin, Hamed Panahpour and Aidin Samimi Mofakham, the band’s initial idea was to perform a trio guitar works by Astor Piazzolla, Phillip Glass and others. In 2009 however, following … Continue reading

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# 1billionrising – Iran, Yemen, Saudi

Soon over the whole world, a day of women’s action will occur to reclaim 14th February back from profit-driven consumer merchandising, and help end inequalities for women the world over. While Turkey has around 40 events planned on the day (see their Facebook page), including demonstrations, group activities and other public displays of solidarity, Iran … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Six Pillars – Tehran to Tyneside, with Shiraz Haq

7.30-8pm – an interview with Shiraz Haq, lead actor in BAFTA-nominated I Am Nasrine. Haq discusses the film’s themes and the making of in the ResonanceFM studio. Newcastle’s Tina Gharavi wrote and directed this coming of age tale which Sir Ben Kingsley called “an important and much-needed film.” Involving characters in the gypsy traveller communities in … Continue reading