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2. Day Break [2005]

Video
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 83 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
In Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. Day Break, based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside Tehran's century-old prison, revolves around the imminent execution of Mansour, a man found guilty of murder. When the family of the victim repeatedly fails to show up on the appointed day, Mansour's execution is postponed again and again. Stuck inside the purgatory of his own mind, he waits as time passes on without him, caught between life and death, retribution and forgiveness. Facing the gallows everyday-will he succeed in maintaining his sanity?

3. Kabul transit [2006]

Video
1 streaming video file (85 min.) : digital, sound, color
In the broken cityscape of Kabul, Afghanistan, amid the dust and rubble of war, Westerners and Afghans adjust to the uncertain possibilities of peace. The film shuttles through the broken streets of the city, moving between public space and private, listening in on conversations, posing questions, probing the darker alleys mainstream media avoids. Rejecting the usual device of narration and portraiture, the film asks the viewer to experience Kabul as a newly arrived visitor would.
Book
200 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
'In the breath that I die, for you I'll be longing/ Wishing to turn into the dust of your belonging' Sa'di, Expressions of Love. With poetry which speaks across the ages, Sa'di (1210-1281) is a vital classical poet and a towering figure of the medieval Persian canon. Comparable in skill and stature to other Persian poets such as Ferdowsi, Hafez, Rumi and Omar Khayyam, Sa'di's verses best known through his 'Bustan' and 'Golestan' address universal themes of passion, love and the human condition in works which are both psychologically perceptive and beautifully crafted. His mystical writings, contemporaneous with Rumi, reveal a degree of depth, wisdom and insight which have placed Sa'di in the pantheon of world literature. In this essential new translation of Sa'di's work, leading expert on Iranian studies Homa Katouzian seeks to bring the poet's lyrics to a new readership. The book provides the Persian text and Katouzian's English translation side-by-side, creating an indispensible tool for students and enthusiasts of Iranian history, literature and culture.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784532246 20160822
Green Library

5. Tāksī [2016]

Video
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (10 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm) Sound: digital; optical; 5.1 surround; 2.0 stereo; Dolby Digital. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
Jafar Panahi drives a yellow cab through the vibrant streets of Tehran, picking up a diverse group of passengers in a single day. Each man, woman, and child candidly expresses his or her own view of the world while being interviewed by the curious and gracious driver.
Media & Microtext Center

6. Tāksī [2015]

Video
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (unpaged) Sound: digital; optical. Video: Blu-ray. Digital: video file; Blu-ray video.
Jafar Panahi drives a yellow cab through the vibrant streets of Tehran, picking up a diverse group of passengers in a single day. Each man, woman, and child candidly expresses his or her own view of the world while being interviewed by the curious and gracious driver.
Media & Microtext Center
Book
103 pages ; 21 cm
Green Library

8. About Elly [2015]

Video
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (folded plate) Sound: digital; optical; surround; DTS-MA 5.1. Digital: video file; Blu-Ray.
With the return of their friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals decide to reunite of a weekend by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they quickly catch on the plan of lively Sepideh, who has brought along Elly, her daughter's kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad. But seemingly trivial lies, which start accumulating at the seashore, suddenly swing round and come back full force when one afternoon Elly suddenly vanishes.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (119 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (2 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm) Sound: digital; optical; Dolby Digital 2.0. Projection: widescreen (1.85:1). Digital: video file; DVD video.
With the return of their friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals decide to reunite of a weekend by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they quickly catch on the plan of lively Sepideh, who has brought along Elly, her daughter's kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad. But seemingly trivial lies, which start accumulating at the seashore, suddenly swing round and come back full force when one afternoon Elly suddenly vanishes.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 102 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
Mitra Farahani’s lyrical documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called “Persian Picasso, ” whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohassess had a conflicted relationship with his homeland—revered by elites in the art scene and praised as a national icon, only to be censored later by an oppressive regime. Known for his iconoclastic art as well as his scathing declarations, Mohasses abandoned the country over 30 years ago for a simple, secluded life in Italy. While the new Iranian government destroyed many of his works, Mohassess himself obliterated even more-- in rage at man’s inhumanity to man, environmental destruction, and the futility of idealism. Ranging from tender to playful to haunting to grotesque, these unforgettable pieces were as mercurial as the man himself, a chain-smoking recluse with the mouth of a sailor and the soul of a poet, touched by a mischievous spark and as likely to lapse into a political rant as a burst of eccentric laughter. Determined to interview Mohassess, fine artist/filmmaker Farahani discovers him living alone in a hotel room in Rome and begins to craft the perfect final biography, in his own words and on his terms. Along the way, the inimitable spirit of the man behind the image is laid bare—both painfully sensitive and crudely comical, “condemned to paint, ” but unable to compel himself to leave anything behind as a legacy. When a pair of artist brothers and ardent fans of Mohassess commission him for an ambitious project, the elderly man is inspired with a renewed sense of purpose and returns to painting after decades of dormancy. A lasting tribute to an elusive artistic genius, Fifi Howls from Happiness affirms the power of creative freedom, the right of the artist to create and to destroy, and above all, to have no regrets.

11. Final fitting [2008]

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1 streaming video file (31 min.) : digital, sound, color
Showcases the changing cultural styles of Iran and its clerical elite through its portrait of one master tailor and his time-honored craft.
Video
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet Sound: digital; optical; 5.1 surround. Digital: video file; Blu-Ray; 1920x1080p; region A.
The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made. A joyful mash up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films and the Iranian New Wave.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (3 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm) Sound: digital; optical; surround; 5.1. Projection: widescreen (2.35:1). Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made. A joyful mash up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films and the Iranian New Wave.
Media & Microtext Center
Book
15, 3, 24, 2, 274 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, facsimiles ; 38 cm.
East Asia Library
Book
xxix, 614 pages : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
"Akbarn ma, " or "The History of Akbar, " by Abu l-Fazl (d. 1602), is one of the most important works of Indo-Persian history and a touchstone of prose artistry. Marking a high point in a long, rich tradition of Persian historical writing, it served as a model for historians throughout the Persianate world. The work is at once a biography of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r. 1556 1605) that includes descriptions of his political and martial feats and cultural achievements, and a chronicle of sixteenth-century India. The first volume details the birth of Akbar, his illustrious genealogy, and in particular the lives and exploits of his grandfather, Babur, and his father, Humayun, who laid the foundations of the Mughal Empire. The Persian text, presented in the Naskh script, is based on a careful reassessment of the primary sources. The Murty Classical Library of India makes available original texts and modern English translations of the masterpieces of literature and thought from across the whole spectrum of Indic languages over the past two millennia in the most authoritative and accessible formats on offer anywhere.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674427754 20160618
Green Library
Book
621 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Green Library
Book
96 pages, 144 unnumbered pages : facsimiles
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxii, 519 pages ; 24 cm.
The eleventh volume in this ground-breaking series pays special attention to politically engaged poetry, written during a turbulent period which saw the Constitutional Revolution in Iran as well as the rise to power of Reza Shah and his attempts to implement reform. Throughout this time, poets began to turn their attention towards the country s ordinary people, rather than concentrate on its elites. This volume also examines the prose fiction of the period, which saw the rise of the novel and short story. Additionally, Persian satire began to grow in importance, especially with the increased popularity of poets and novelists such as Iraj Mirza and Sadeq Hedayat. This wide-ranging volume is an invaluable companion for anyone who wants to understand how the Persian literary scene changed at the beginning of the twentieth century, reflecting the social and political contexts in which this literature was created".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845119126 20160618
Green Library
Book
xix, 163 pages : ill. ; 23 cm
Green Library
Book
vi, 193 pages ; 20 cm
Green Library