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

 

May 10th event canceled

Dear friends and residents of Happy Valley,

Due to the huge number of requests over postponing the ISA picnic event on May 10th, ISA has decided to momentarily cancel this event, and postpone it for another day during the Summer. The further schedules will be announced shortly.

Eagerly waiting to see you all soon,
ISA Officers

ISA picnic event on May 10th

Dear Friends

Finally, the semester is done and the weather turns into its fantastic mode. Let’s celebrate it together, have fun, socialize with our community members and go out for a picnic.

Where: Bold-Eagle Park, site 3 (https://goo.gl/maps/9N7nWnCUht5fMynQ7)

When: Friday, May 10th 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.

Please RSVP (https://forms.gle/bgH8HVADg2LyrLT89). 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$ ( Paypal: Soheilkhpsu@gmail.com, Zelle: Soheil Khadir at 814-699-2465, Venmo: @Soheil-Khadirsharbiyani) now or cash on the day of gathering)

Eagerly waiting to see you all
ISA Officers

 

Docunight #56 [Penn State]: Puzzleys [Reminder]

Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

Puzzleys
Directed by: Mehdi Ganji
2017 / 70 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

“Puzzley” is the name of a four-member group of IT students who, in spite of suitable job opportunities and the opposition expressed by their families, want to start up their own business. Other than their education and determination, all they have is an idea. They need backing, experience and business knowledge, so they leave their small town to go to the capital city of Tehran to realize their dreams. They take time off from university and cram into the baggage compartment of a bus for a 15-hour trip to Tehran where the real challenges begin.

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“For my generation who lived through the Iran/Iraq war and the turbulent 1980s in Iran, our greatest wish was to become a doctor or an engineer. We were taught to leave others behind in the marathon of life and work hard in order to attain our common stereotypes of success. Our dream was to live the life of a wealthy doctor or engineer as a member of the nouveau riche. Nobody taught us how to live creatively or which path to take for life or career. We were the products of a conformist mentality and our only duty was to keep our bank accounts full in order to maintain our living standards. This may be why, as a filmmaker, I have always been attracted to people who choose a different path, who change something and create new values. In fact, I believe I am searching for the missing parts of my own character.

Young people who take risks and stray from traditional and safe paths are positive role models. These people face all the difficulties that starting up a new business entails. They believe that collaboration and teamwork are more effective than trying to advance single-handedly. Spending time filming the stories of these ordinary extraordinary people who will never appear on the covers of bestselling magazines has inspired me and changed my life.”

Docunight #56 [Penn State]: Puzzleys

Puzzleys
Directed by: Mehdi Ganji
2017 / 70 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

“Puzzley” is the name of a four-member group of IT students who, in spite of suitable job opportunities and the opposition expressed by their families, want to start up their own business. Other than their education and determination, all they have is an idea. They need backing, experience and business knowledge, so they leave their small town to go to the capital city of Tehran to realize their dreams. They take time off from university and cram into the baggage compartment of a bus for a 15-hour trip to Tehran where the real challenges begin.

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“For my generation who lived through the Iran/Iraq war and the turbulent 1980s in Iran, our greatest wish was to become a doctor or an engineer. We were taught to leave others behind in the marathon of life and work hard in order to attain our common stereotypes of success. Our dream was to live the life of a wealthy doctor or engineer as a member of the nouveau riche. Nobody taught us how to live creatively or which path to take for life or career. We were the products of a conformist mentality and our only duty was to keep our bank accounts full in order to maintain our living standards. This may be why, as a filmmaker, I have always been attracted to people who choose a different path, who change something and create new values. In fact, I believe I am searching for the missing parts of my own character.

Young people who take risks and stray from traditional and safe paths are positive role models. These people face all the difficulties that starting up a new business entails. They believe that collaboration and teamwork are more effective than trying to advance single-handedly. Spending time filming the stories of these ordinary extraordinary people who will never appear on the covers of bestselling magazines has inspired me and changed my life.”

ISA Election Results 2019-2020

نتایج انتخابات

Another year is passed in the history of ISA, a year of hard work and challenge. Former ISA officers would like to express their gratitude to all who helped and supported ISA.

We would like to announce the results of the election for ISA 2019-2020 officers, held on April 14th.

President: Vaji Farhadi
Vice President (I): Ali Ghazvinian
Vice President (II): Kamyar Akbari Roshan
Secretary: Negin Nejati
Treasurer: Soheil Khadirsharbiyani

Congratulations to the elected officers! All questions, suggestions, and inquiries regarding ISA matters should be directed to the newly elected ISA officers.

Election Pictures: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12sPpcYhYLK3mOaROdgVKZgu5rIR1UKrL?usp=sharing

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