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Roshangar Recommends... 16-22 September

Each week Roshangar would like to present the most captivating Persian-related stories and occurrences from around the web. This week we have the revival of the Bactrian deer in Afghanistan, drag racing in Tehran, and highlights in Persian film.


Director Babak Anvari’s Persian-language thriller Under the Shadow has been selected as a U.K.foreign language entry for the 2017 Academy Awards. - Variety


A carpet being woven in Tabriz will be unveiled at the 2016 World Crafts Council in Isfahan to promote peace and friendship. - Payvand

In her documentary Raving Iran, German director Susanne Regina Meures captures Iran’s underground techno scene. - Deutsche Welle

A project to provide English lessons in Tajikistan has resulted in a library of 30,000 English books in the border city of Qurghonteppa. - The Guardian


Iranian composer Hafez Nazeri talks about the reception to his unprecedented classical album Untold. - Tehran Times


Kosa, a short film by Tajik filmmaker Muhiddin Muzaffar has been selected for three

international film festivals. - Asia-Plus

On September 16th Iran observed Shahriar National Day, also celebrated as Iran’s National Day of Poetry and Literature. - Tehran Times

Friday’s in Tehran have become the day for car enthusiasts to show off their work and face off in races outside Azadi Stadium. - Los Angeles Times


The survival of the Bactrian deer, thought extinct until recently, undergirds the challenges brought to environmental conservation by war. - BBC


The Persian International Film festival in Australia kicked off on September 22nd and will last through October 3rd. See the full list of films being screened here. - Mehr News Agency

Iranian-German director Ali Zahedi has made a film discussing the unfortunate events surrounding the Jewish community of Kovel, Ukraine during World War II - +972


Director Asqar Farhadi’s latest film, The Salesman, has been selected by Iran’s Oscar Committee to be submitted for the 2017 Academy Awards. - Albawaba


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