Docunight #59 [Penn State]: Janbal [Reminder]

Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

Janbal
Directed by: Mina Bozorgmehr & Hadi Kamali Moghadam
2017 / 65 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

Inspired by an ancient Hormoz Island myth in which people sacrifice clothes of the deceased to the sea so that the goddess Sea-Mother will cleanse their souls, Janbal takes stories told by the island’s dwellers as its starting point, and playfully finds its form from there.

Musa is enchanted by the sounds of the sea. He collects clothes from its shore to create pictorial visions of the Sea-Daughter; he plays the jahleh (clay pot) to keep alive the sound of her voice; he writes stories.

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Directed by celebrated video and performance duo Mina Bozorgmehr and Hadi Kamali Moghadam, Janbal takes cinematic storytelling to realms rarely explored, blurring the real and the imaginative in a richly textured and poetic form that is inventive, rhythmic, and visually out-of-this-world.

Volunteers for 2019 Newcomers Welcoming

Hello Friends

By the beginning of August, our new friends from Iran will be coming to State College to start their academic journey here in Penn State University. With the help of its volunteers, ISA is planning to give them a complimentary ride from University Park Airport to their places and another ride for new home essentials shopping (at Walmart or other shopping centers) to let them have a great start here. We appreciate those friends who volunteer for these rides. To do so, please fill the form to let us know your free times to match you with our new friends.

Best,
ISA Officers

 

 

Docunight #59 [Penn State]: Janbal

Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

Janbal
Directed by: Mina Bozorgmehr & Hadi Kamali Moghadam
2017 / 65 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

Inspired by an ancient Hormoz Island myth in which people sacrifice clothes of the deceased to the sea so that the goddess Sea-Mother will cleanse their souls, Janbal takes stories told by the island’s dwellers as its starting point, and playfully finds its form from there.

Musa is enchanted by the sounds of the sea. He collects clothes from its shore to create pictorial visions of the Sea-Daughter; he plays the jahleh (clay pot) to keep alive the sound of her voice; he writes stories.

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Directed by celebrated video and performance duo Mina Bozorgmehr and Hadi Kamali Moghadam, Janbal takes cinematic storytelling to realms rarely explored, blurring the real and the imaginative in a richly textured and poetic form that is inventive, rhythmic, and visually out-of-this-world.

Docunight #58 [Penn State]: Like a Woman

Date: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

Like A Woman
Directed by Mojgan Ilanlou
2017 / 73 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

Faezeh Hahsemi, daughter of the Iran’s powerful former president, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani,​ is the most news making woman in the Islamic republic’s history. At first, she was only known as the daughter of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, but with her stands on women’s right and more important Baha’i rights in Iran, she became an independent character and turned into one of the influential individuals in politics in Iran. Like A Woman is the first and only documentary about Faezeh’s personal and private life with a look at her family in which will cover many unseen aspects of particularly Ayatollah Hashemi’s family and his controversial children.

June 26th, Bowling night with unlimited pizza

Dorood be hamegi,

We were thinking about gathering for a bowling night on Wednesday, June 26th, and enjoying our time together. The price would be $10 (per person) including unlimited bowling and unlimited pizza! There would be 3$ draft beer of the month plus 0.5$ wings as well!
We would be very happy to see each of you there.

Where: Northland Bowl & Sports Center
https://goo.gl/maps/vmZMN3xQcj1LRfzB6

When: Wednesday night, June 26th 2019, 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Eagerly waiting to see you all,
ISA Officers.

@ISAPennState

Docunight #57 [Penn State]: Flax to Fire [Reminder]

Date: Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

 

Flax to Fire
Directed by: Bahram Azimpour
2017 / 52 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

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Flax to Fire depicts the life and work of Aliasghar Hajibaba, an elite Iranian industrialist and entrepreneur. Originally trained as a quilt maker in his youth, he manages to start an independent business in the midst of a tumultuous life. With the help of his family, he successfully pursues his endeavors to the point that he eventually becomes known as a founder of Iran’s iron alloys and foundry industry. This film bears witness to Hajibaba’s incessant work ethic throughout his long life. He and his associates also discuss the political struggles, economic problems and social barriers of their times.

June 1st Picnic [Reminder]

Dear Friends,

This is to remind you that ISA is going to have a picnic in Black Moshannon State Park, Site: 2 (https://goo.gl/maps/4a5yhnArDAiAfs6L9) on Saturday, Jun 1 2019, 11 AM to Sunset.

ISA will provide you with Lunch (Burgers, Veggie burgers, Joojeh-Kabab and sides) and games. Feel free to bring your special side/salad/ meals/ non-alcoholic drinks.

Make sure that you RSVP ( https://forms.gle/TiApqS9tVUkrvdxh6 ). You are welcome to invite your other friends but let us know the number of them before. The cover Fee will be 5$ (cash on the day of gathering, please give it to Vaji). By the form, you can inform us if you can give a ride or need a ride to the location (about 35 minutes drive from campus), too.

Eagerly waiting to see you all
ISA Officers

Docunight #57 [Penn State]: Flax to Fire

Date: Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

 

Flax to Fire
Directed by: Bahram Azimpour
2017 / 52 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

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Flax to Fire depicts the life and work of Aliasghar Hajibaba, an elite Iranian industrialist and entrepreneur. Originally trained as a quilt maker in his youth, he manages to start an independent business in the midst of a tumultuous life. With the help of his family, he successfully pursues his endeavors to the point that he eventually becomes known as a founder of Iran’s iron alloys and foundry industry. This film bears witness to Hajibaba’s incessant work ethic throughout his long life. He and his associates also discuss the political struggles, economic problems and social barriers of their times.

June 1st Picnic

Dear Friends,

Finally, weather turns into its fantastic mode. Let’s enjoy it together and go out for a picnic.

Where: Black Moshannon State Park, Site: 2 4216 Beaver Rd, Philipsburg, PA 16866 https://goo.gl/maps/4a5yhnArDAiAfs6L9

When: Saturday, Jun 1 2019, 11 AM to Sunset

ISA will provide you with Lunch (Burgers, Veggie burgers, Joojeh-Kabab and sides) and games. Feel free to bring your special side/salad/ meals/ non-alcoholic drinks.

Plase RSVP ( https://forms.gle/TiApqS9tVUkrvdxh6 ) By the form, you can inform us if you can give a ride or need a ride to the location (about 35 minutes drive from campus), as well.
You are welcome to invite your other friends but let us know the number of them before.

Cover Fee: 5$ (cash on the day of gathering, give it to Vajihe)

Eagerly waiting to see you all
ISA Officers

ISA event on May 24th

Dear friends,

We were thinking about gathering for tea and hookah, having fun, socializing with our community members and enjoying our time together.
We would be so happy to see each of you there.

Where: Chronic town,  http://www.chronictownusa.com/#home

When: Friday night, May 24, 2019, 10:00 PM

Feel free to bring your backgammon, cards, board games and any indoor games you want.

Eagerly waiting to see you all
ISA Officers

 

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