Iran: Seven Faces of a Civilization

Mon, March 10, 2008 | AVAYA Auditorium, ACES Building 2.302 (24th and Speedway)

6:00 PM

CMES and the Society of Iranian-American Women for Education (SIAWE) are pleased to present an evening screening and discussion with the director of a new documentary film by Dr. Farzin Rezaeian, produced by the team that made the award-winning "Persepolis Recreated."

Drawing on historical and archaeological evidence, this fascinating documentary by reconstructs 7,000 years of Iranian history. The film's advanced animation techniques bring ancient wonders to life, giving an unprecedented look at Iran's history and culture during the historical eras when it was a key part of global trade and at the front of cultural and scientific output.

In his accompanying book, Dr. Rezaeian has reconstructed the major monuments from seven key periods in Iranian history, bringing to life the settings in which Iranian civilization developed and the context through which the greatest figures of Iranian history, from Cyrus the Great (the Achaemenid Emperor) to Shah Abbas (the Safavid King), can be understood.

Farzin Rezaeian is an award-winning documentarian and educational film producer and director. He studied sociology, political science and communications at the University of Illinois in Chicago. For the past twenty years he has researched and written for many educational and documentary films that he has produced or directed.

This event is free and open to the public.

Teachers who attend and sign in will be awarded CPE by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. No RSVP is necessary. Questions: Christopher Rose, 512/471-3582.

Sponsored by: Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Society of Iranian-American Women for Education

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