Bald Eagle picnic feedback

Dear Friends

Thank you everyone who joined us in the first picnic of this academic year, it was our pleasure to have all of you there.
We will be more than thankful if anyone who have taken photos, send them to us via email to PSU.ISA@gmail.com or via telegram to our officers. We will share them with you after collecting. We are also eagerly waiting to know your comments and suggestions for the next events. Feel free to inform us about your critics.

Sincerely,
ISA Officers

Bald Eagle Picnic (September 7th, 2019) Reminder

Dear All

 

ISA is going to have a picnic at Bald Eagle Park (Location) on Saturday, September 7th, with Lunch (Burgers, Veggie burgers, Joojeh-Kabab, and sides) and games.

RSVP (by this Link) By the form and let us know whether you can give a ride or need a ride to the location (about 30 minutes drive from campus) and the number of people accompanying you, as well.

 

Time: Saturday, September 7th, 12 PM to 6 PM
Location: Bald Eagle Park (Location)
Cover Fee: 10$ (Bring your cash please, Soheil will take the fee)
and, don’t forget to RSVP (by this Link)

 

See you, have fun till then

ISA Officers

Bald Eagle Picnic (September 7th, 2019)

Dear Friends

Happy new academic year, let’s enjoy the weather before it goes too cold!
ISA has planned a picnic at Bald Eagle Park (Location) on Saturday, September 7th, with Lunch (Burgers, Veggie burgers, Joojeh-Kabab, and sides) and games. You are more than welcome to bring your special side/salad/ meals/ non-alcoholic drinks and invite your foreign friends to join us.

Please RSVP (by this Link) By the form, you can inform us if you can give a ride or need a ride to the location (about 30 minutes drive from campus) and the number of people accompanying you, as well.

Time: Saturday, September 7th, 12 PM to 6 PM
Location: Bald Eagle Park (Location)
Cover Fee: 10$ (Bring your cash please, Soheil will take the fee)
and, don’t forget to RSVP (by this Link)

Waiting to see you all,

ISA Officers

Docunight #59 [Penn State]: Finding Farideh

Date: Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

 

Finding Farideh
Directed by: Kourosh Ataee, Azadeh Moussavi
2018 / 88 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

 

Iran’s entry for the international feature film category
in the 92nd Academy Awards (the Oscars) in 2020.

“Finding Farideh” is a feature-length documentary about an Iranian girl named Farideh, who had been abandoned in a holy shrine in Iran when she was 6 months old in 1976, and then she got adopted by a Dutch couple and left Iran to the Netherlands to start her new life. Her parents promised to take her to Iran when she turns 18, but it never happened because they always thought that Iran is a dangerous country to go. Now, she overcomes her fears and starts a personal journey to her motherland Iran for the first time to meet three families who claim to be her biological family and to find out about her Iranian identity and culture.

Festivals:

  • Cinema Verite International Film Festival, Iran
  • Fadjr International Film Festival, Iran
  • Iranian Film festival in Cologne, Germany
  • Prague Iranian Film Festival, Czech Republic
  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA
  • Docudays UA International film festival, Ukraine
  • Zurich Iranian Film Festival, Switzerland
  • Middle East Now Film Festival, Italy
  • Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey
  • Kazan International Muslim Film Festival, Russia

Awards:

  • Winner of the Special Prize of the Tataristan’s President for “Humanity in Cinema” at Kazan International Muslim Film Festival, Russia
  • Winner of 4 awards in Iran’s international documentary film festival “Cinema Verite” : (Best Film in Art & Experience Section, Best Editing, Best Music and Festival director’s special prize).
  • Winner of the best documentary award at the 20th Iran’s Cinema Celebration Academy Awards.
  • Winner of an honorary diploma for best directing and the award for best sound design in the 10th Independent Celebration of Iranian Documentary Films.
  • Winner of the best documentary film in the 1st “Cinema Cinema Academy Awards”

Happy 19-20 Academic Year!

SALAM!

Welcome to all new students and welcome back to those returning!
Exciting times as a new semester begins.

Iranian Student Association at Penn State is a non-religious and non-political organization for all students, faculty and alumni of Penn State who is interested in Iranian culture. Please invite your new friends to our club.

Find us on instagram (https://instagram.com/psu.isa), telegram (https://t.me/ISAPennState) and our website (http://sites.psu.edu/isapsu/) and keep updated with our exciting indoor and outdoor events.

As good starts for newcomers, we’ll see you in the first DocuNight of this academic year, with Iran’s entry for the international feature film category in the 92nd Academy Awards (The Oscars) in 2020, ,Finding Farideh, on Wednesday, September 4th and then, let’s celebrate the beginning of the new semester with a picnic to Bald Eagle Park on Saturday, September 7th. Make it on your calendar. You will be notified soon about the registration.

We can’t wait to see you all
ISA officers

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.

image

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

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