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March 6, 2011 - 0:0

Iran donates national dolls to Tbilisi museum

TEHRAN -- The office of Iran’s cultural attaché in Georgia donated the national dolls Dara and Sara to Tbilisi’s Tinatin Tumanishvili Doll Museum during a ceremony last week.
Iran’s cultural attaché Ehsan Khazaii dedicated the dolls to the museum to strengthen cultural ties between Iran and Georgia and to extend the Persian culture.
During the ceremony, the museum director, Nana Okruashvili, expressed her thanks to Khazaii by saying that the museum is ready to work on joint projects with Iran’s Embassy.
Czech festival screens Iran’s submission to Academy Awards
TEHRAN -- “Farewell Baghdad”, Iran’s submission to the 2011 Academy Awards, is currently on screen at the Cinema Mundi International Film Festival in Czech.
The film, along with other movies, which was in the category of Best Foreign Language Film at the recent edition of the Oscars, is currently on screen at the festival that will run until March 9.
Directed by Mehdi Naderi, the film is about Daniel Dalka, a boxer who has killed someone, enlists in the U.S. army to escape from the mafia that is seeking revenge, and is then sent to Iraq.
Foreign publishers to participate in Tehran Intl. Book Fair
TEHRAN – A total of 1540 foreign publishers from around the world will participate in the 24th Tehran International Book Fair.
Uruguay and Cuba will take part for the first time at the fair. Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Egypt, Russia, Spain, Armenia, Philippines, Canada and several other countries will participate at the book fair.
The fair will provide facilities for publishers that render books, which were published after 2009, the head of the book fair Bahman Dorri said in a press release..