Special Thank you to Commonword, Community Arts Northwest, Peyman Mandegar, Atusa, Mansoureh, Mozghan, Vida, Yasamin, Zari and everyone who attended.
Thanks to Amin, Nema and Smokie who took the photos.
The book is available in Farsi text
Revisiting their homeland, the mystical world and richness of Persian culture revitalises their spirits.
Influenced by the writings of the Persian Philosopher, Attar, each finds new ways of coping with the difficulties of life as they get to know themselves and understand others.
Bazgasht is a Farsi language text, available in PDF form
The Launch included an excerpt in Farsi with a translation in English, along with a screening of ‘The Collections’, a short film by dissident film maker Payman Mandegar. The film focuses on some of the after marks of war. the south of Iran, one of the most devastated regions of Iran during the war between Iran and Iraq (1980-88) was also affected by the gulf war. In this film the effect of war on everyone and even on the director is visible.
19th February 2015
Performance Space, Manchester Central Library, St. Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 5PD