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April 30, 2015 - 0:0

Iran national library director, Turkish ambassador meet

TEHRAN - National Library and Archives of Iran Director Seyyed Reza Salehi-Amiri and Turkish Ambassador Riza Hakan Tekin met in Tehran on Tuesday.
During the meeting, Salehi-Amiri said that due to common historical backgrounds, the two countries have a unique opportunity to expand cultural relations.

Salehi-Amiri stated that he is eager to make arrangements for the director of the National Library of Turkey to visit Iran.

Calling for closer cultural ties, Hakan Tekin expressed his hope that the number of Turkish visitors to Iran would increase in the near future.

U.S. scholar Asa Berger to hold master classes in Iran

TEHRAN – U.S. media and communications expert Arthur Asa Berger is scheduled to hold several meetings and master classes in Iran during May.

A professor emeritus in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University, Asa Berger will deliver lectures at some academic and educational centers in the Iranian cities of Isfahan, Shiraz and Tehran.

Jointly organized by the University of Tehran and Iran’s National Elites Foundation, the seminars will be held from May 3 to 13.

“I Want to Be a King” to compete in German festival

TEHRAN – Iranian filmmaker Mehdi Ganji’s documentary “I Want to Be a King” will go on screen at the 30th Munich International Documentary Film Festival, which will be held in Munich from May 7 to 17.

The movie tells the story of Abbas, an Iranian man who dreams of creating a tourism empire at a village in southern Iran. But his family ignores his dream.

“They Shoot Horses” at Iranian bookstores

TEHRAN – American author Horace McCoy’s novel “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” has recently been released by Nimaj Publications.

Translated into Persian by Mohammad-Ali Sepanlu, the novel follows the narrator, Robert Syverten, a naive young man from Hollywood who dreams of becoming a film director.

It was also adapted into a 1969 film by Sydney Pollack starring Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin and Gig Young.