August 2017 archive

New Semester Picnic and BBQ

Dear New and Current ISA Members

It is time to gather around and meet the new Iranian friends joining Penn State! So join us for this year’s new semester picnic with BBQ, beach volleyball, jet skies, kayaks, canoes, pontoons, fishing…also snack, watermelons and a lot of more fun stuff with ISA friends.
This picnic will be at Prince Gallitzin State Park, Pavilion 003. For those of you who have never been to Prince Gallitzin lake area I must say it is just awesome!! Literally, there are no water recreation sports you cannot find there! It is fairly close by…just an hour drive down I99. Don’t miss it!!
We will set out to the lake at 9 from IST parking lot on the west side of campus. So if you are looking for a ride, be there by 9.
The event is 10$ per person and free for active members, as usual. CASH or CHECKS ONLY! So bring cash! No popmoney, paypal, credit cards…
For becoming an active member for a year, all you have to do is to pay the 20$ membership fee at the event…BY CASH or CHECKS!!


ISA Officers

Date/Time: Saturday, August 19 at 9 AM – 7 PM
Location: Prince Gallitzin State Park, Pavillion 003

Docunight #40: Scenes from a Divorce

Directed by Shirin Barghnavard & Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah
2016 / 73 min
Persian with English Subtitles

Awarded the best documentary film in the 4rth Afghanistan International Women Film Festival, 2016 Nominated best directing and best producing of a documentary film in 18th Celebration of the Documentary Film, Tehran, 2016 Official Selection in 13th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival, Delhi, India, 2016 Official Selection in 4th Iranian Film Festival in Germany, Cologne, 2017 A young Iranian couple gets divorced after eight years of marriage. But they decide to continue living together in the same apartment to hide the news from the wife’s religious parents who won’t tolerate the idea. As time passes, keeping the parents in the dark becomes more challenging, as they happen to live one floor above this divorced couple in the very same building. After a year, the couple realizes things can no longer continue like this. They still keep their divorce a secret, however, as revealing the truth might entail something worse.

Date/Time: Aug 2, 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: 102 Chemistry Bldg, University Park, PA 16802-4615, United States