Docunight #62 [Penn State]: Homework [Reminder]

Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

 

#62: Homework
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
1989 / 86 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

 

“Homework” is a documentary Abbas Kiarostami directed in 1989 after realizing he was having difficulties assisting his son with his homework. Kiarostami interviewed young male students at a local school to find out what kind of problems kids faced completing their homework, which in Iran requires a great deal of parental assistance (or did at the time).

Docunight #62 [Penn State]: Homework

Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

 

#62: Homework
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
1989 / 86 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

 

“Homework” is a documentary Abbas Kiarostami directed in 1989 after realizing he was having difficulties assisting his son with his homework. Kiarostami interviewed young male students at a local school to find out what kind of problems kids faced completing their homework, which in Iran requires a great deal of parental assistance (or did at the time).

Final Reminder: ISA General Body Meeting and Dance Party, November 1st

Dear friends,

This is the final reminder for the ISA GBM and dance party. Attendants need to complete the RSVP form (https://forms.gle/gMBcQLRLEQ6subKv5) by Thursday midnight (the form will be closed afterwards).

The Agenda of the meeting is going to be as following:

1. Welcoming and introduction
2. Report on ISA programs so far
3. Report on plans for the future
4. Active membership
5. Dr. Borhan’s talk about the organization
6. Introduction of DocuNight, Masnavi sessions and Reading group
7. Suggestions, critics and discussion

The fee for becoming an active member is $20 for the whole year.

The meeting will be followed by a Persian dance party in which the attendants will be provided by snacks and pizza. The cover fee, will be collected as cash, and it is $10 per person (and 5$ for active members)

Feel free to come with costumes and invite your international friends as well.

Where? Toftrees clubhouse, State College, PA
When? Friday, Nov 1st, 8 PM – Midnight

Hope to see you,
ISA officers.
@ISAPennState

GBM and Dance Party (11/01/19)

Dear friends

This is to remind that we are getting close to the general body meeting and Dance Party of the Iranian Student Association on Friday November 1st.
We will discuss our further plans and future events. In this meeting, you also can register for being an active member of the organization with a single-time fee of $20 per person for the whole year.
The meeting will be followed by a Persian dance party in which the attendants will be provided by snacks and pizza. The cover fee, will be collected as cash, is $10 per person, _with a %50 discount for active members_ and don’t forget to RSVP. (https://forms.gle/gMBcQLRLEQ6subKv5). Don’t hesitate to invite your international friends to join us in the party.

PS1: As several friends suggested us, you might come with your costumes if you would like!
PS2: If you want any special track to be played in our playlist, let us know (via telegram: @alighazvinian)

Hope to see you,
ISA officers

ISA GBM & Dance Party, November 1st [Reminder]

Dear friends and the residents of the Happy Valley,

We are more than happy to announce that we will be gathering around for the next general body meeting of the Iranian Student Association on Friday, November 1st. We will discuss our further plans and future events. In this meeting, you will have the opportunity to become an active member of our organization with a single-time fee of $20 per person for the whole year! The meeting will be followed by a Persian dance party in which the attendants will be provided with snacks and pizza. The fee for attending only the dance party would be $10 per person. However, a special offer of a 50% discount for the cover fee will be provided only for the new active members, and they will only pay $5 as the cover fee. The exact agenda of the meeting would be provided shortly.

Date and time: Friday, November 1st, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Toftrees Clubhouse, State College, PA.

Please RSVP (https://forms.gle/gMBcQLRLEQ6subKv5), and feel free to contact any of the current ISA officers if you require any further information.

Hope to see you all very soon,
ISA officers.

ISA GBM & Dance Party, November 1st

Dear friends and the residents of the Happy Valley,

We are more than happy to announce that we will be gathering around for the next general body meeting of the Iranian Student Association on Friday, November 1st. We will discuss our further plans and future events. In this meeting, you will have the opportunity to become an active member of our organization with a single-time fee of $20 per person for the whole year! The meeting will be followed by a Persian dance party in which the attendants will be provided with snacks and pizza. The fee for attending only the dance party would be $10 per person. However, a special offer of a 50% discount for the cover fee will be provided only for the new active members, and they will only pay $5 as the cover fee. The exact agenda of the meeting would be provided shortly.

Date and time: Friday, November 1st, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Toftrees Clubhouse, State College, PA.

Please RSVP (https://forms.gle/gMBcQLRLEQ6subKv5), and feel free to contact any of the current ISA officers if you require any further information.

Hope to see you all very soon,
ISA officers.

Let’s Play Soccer

Dear Iranian friends

As you know, every year there is a series of soccer competitions in Penn State among different nationality teams. Here is good news: ISA club is going to participate in this year’s contest as Iran National Team!
The ones who are interested in joining the team please contact our captain, Sina Sayyah via email (sayyah@psu.edu) or ISA VP, Ali via email (alighaz@psu.edu) by Friday, October 18th midnight. Please note that the entrance fee ($50) will be paid by ISA.

Game schedule:
Date: 11/3/19 and 11/10/19
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
Location: West Turf Field
More information: https://iscpennstate.psu.edu/2019/10/02/iscs-annual-world-cup/

 

Best Regards,

ISA Officers

Docunight #61 [Penn State]: The Broker [Reminder]

Date: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

#61: The Broker
Directed by: Azadi Moghadam
2018 / 61 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

Official Selection, Hot Docs Film Festival
Official Selection, New Horizons Film Festival

Inside this traditional Iranian dating agency, the manager, Mrs. Sadri, and her female employees are determined to find their clients a husband — regardless of their personal feelings or preferences.

Shuffling through files and making agitated phone calls, they constantly remind their mortified customers that it’s the man who gets to choose and that a woman without a spouse doesn’t have an identity. Even a temporary marriage would be better than remaining unwed, they say. Which doesn’t mean these surprising brokers don’t harshly lecture their male clients as well, or that their conservative views don’t come with a good dose of humor — especially since two of them are, ironically, single.

Shot almost entirely inside the confines of their tiny office, The Broker conveys a sense of claustrophobia that mirrors many women’s situations and offers a shocking, tragicomic reminder that the fiercest agents of the patriarchy aren’t always men.

Docunight #61 [Penn State]: The Broker

Date: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

#61: The Broker
Directed by: Azadi Moghadam
2018 / 61 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

Official Selection, Hot Docs Film Festival
Official Selection, New Horizons Film Festival

Inside this traditional Iranian dating agency, the manager, Mrs. Sadri, and her female employees are determined to find their clients a husband — regardless of their personal feelings or preferences.

Shuffling through files and making agitated phone calls, they constantly remind their mortified customers that it’s the man who gets to choose and that a woman without a spouse doesn’t have an identity. Even a temporary marriage would be better than remaining unwed, they say. Which doesn’t mean these surprising brokers don’t harshly lecture their male clients as well, or that their conservative views don’t come with a good dose of humor — especially since two of them are, ironically, single.

Shot almost entirely inside the confines of their tiny office, The Broker conveys a sense of claustrophobia that mirrors many women’s situations and offers a shocking, tragicomic reminder that the fiercest agents of the patriarchy aren’t always men.

Masnavi Manavi, The Spiritual Couplets, reading and discussion group

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7-8:30 PM
Location: Green Room, Krause Innovation Center, Chambers Building, University Park, PA 16802

هم نشيني هاي مثنوي معنوي ( مولانا ) بطور معمول هر پنجشنبه ساعت 19 برگزار می شود. عمده اطلاع رساني ها از جمله تغییر در زمان و مکان هم نشینی و همچنین موضوع مورد بحث جلسه آتی از طريق گروه تلگرام ذیل به اطلاع علاقه مندان خواهد رسید.با عضو شدن در این گروه از جزئیات نشست ها مطلع شوید.

Telegram Group:
https://t.me/joinchat/BB4_HwngybBiM_roICL6DA

Masnavi Manavi, The Spiritual Couplets, is an extensive poem written in Persian by Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi also known as Rumi. ISA Masnavi reading and discussion group would like to invite Persian poetry and literature enthusiasts. Gatherings are usually held every Thursday at 7 pm in the Krause Innovation Studio, and more information can be found in the Telegram group.

Please contact Sohail Sadroleslami (sbs5622@psu.edu) if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,
ISA Officers

 

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