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Series of talks between Miras-e-farda and lecturers and researchers of social science & Interdisciplinary studies

May 9th, 2014

Part one- interview with the director of the project “Ritual healings in southern coasts and islands of Iran”  

Interviewer : Sorayya Lashkari

sadegh deghati inside of Issa father ghaderi Salakh village - January 2010 Photographer: Jalal Jafar pour

sadegh deghati inside of Issa father ghaderi
Salakh village – January 2010
Photographer: Jalal Jafar pour, MirasFarda Archive

Miras-e-farda Institute is a known name in the field of anthropological and ethnological studies in Iran with about 200 researcher members who collaborate with the institute.

Within seven years, since the start of Miras-e-farda, a lot of research schemes have been carried out by the institutes’ researchers in rural, urban and tribal societies, three documentary films have been produced, several congresses and exhibitions have been held and different educational courses of Mythology and ethnographic documentary making & photography  have been run. The year 2012 was the year of some publications and visual works’ release by the institute.

Among all works and projects conducted by Miras-e-farda, there are some multipurpose and important projects that stand out. The ones which are so vast and difficult that raise the question “how could they successfully be carried out and what motivations were behind them”?

To find the answer to this question encouraged us to have an interview with Mohammad Sadeq Deghati Najd, the institute’s managing director and the head of the project “Ritual healings in southern coasts and islands of Iran”. It can be viewed as follow.

As the head of this project, can you please explain about the project of southern healers in Iran? When did you start this project and what was your motivation and objection? Read more…

The Third “Documentary Cinema” festival, less festive than before!

October 18th, 2009

1The third Iranian Documantry film festival” Cinema Haghighat” with the motto ” Documentary films for everyone” has been inagurated in Felestin Movie theater in Tehran on Thursday 16th of October despite sanctions by some famous Iranian directors.

Mirasse Farda News desk reports that three specialized workshops are to be held from 19 to 21 October on subjects: “architecture and urban planning” , “anthropology” and “mass media and documentary film” incorporating  artists and university professors.

Due to the fact that last year the festival enjoyed a special ” visual anthropology” workshop with the presence of distinguished professor “Haidman”  and outstanding Iranian artists, it was expected that we follow the trend in the current year, but that was not fulfilled and the festival only has a one-day workshop on anthropology featuring Dr Jalaloddin Rafi far, faculty member of Tehran university anthropology department at social sciences college on Sunday morning from 9:30 to 12 open to public.

The festival will be held for 6 days and will be ended by presenting awards to the selected works.

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Ethnomusicology in music department of Soore Institute

November 6th, 2008

Music department of Soore Institute will hold preparation classes for Ethnomusicology since 5th Nov 2008 which will be taught for two terms by Dr. Mohsen Hajjarian , a member of Soore scientific board.

Ethnomusicology is a compound word that refers to a science which studies the music of different parts of the world. The experts of this knowledge search and collect music documents and promote ethnic and traditional music in accordance with the societies’ requirements. Read more…

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First ethnography comprehensive pattern under publication

November 5th, 2008

Upon the request of IRIB, the book titled “Ethnography scope and issues” is about to be published by miras-e-farda Institute.

Introducing the book as the first ethnography comprehensive pattern in Iran, the author of the book and the managing director of Miras-e-farda Institute , Mohammad sadegh Deghati najd, declared :”Ethnography scope and issues consists of two parts, the first part features theoretical issues on ethnography and monography while representing a history of ethnography and monography in Iran. The second part is a comprehensive ethnography pattern in 14 distinct area in every of which various and different issues are set forth, where each issue can be considered as a single topic in ethnography and case studies. Read more…

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Interview with Richard Leacock

October 29th, 2008

Iran’s second international documentary festival ( Cinema Verite) was held in Tehran where Iranian documentary filmmakers warmly welcomed great documentary filmmakers of the world. Amongst the guests of the festival, one person was different than the others.  Richard Leacock, who is considered as the grandfather and the last remaining member of the first generation of documentary filmmakers, was attending the festival with his wife and colleague. Read more…

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Closing Ceremony of Iran’s documentary festival

October 20th, 2008

Closing Ceremony of Iran’s documentary festival ( Cinema Verite) was held on Saturday 18th October in Vahdat hall where great documentary filmmakers of Iran and other countries were attending.

The special guest of this ceremony, and of course of the whole festival, was Richard Leacock, the last remaining member of the first generation of documentary filmmakers who was traveling to Iran at the age of 90. Read more…

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First workshop of Cinema Verite’s festival with the subject of ‘contemporary ethnographical documentary Cinema’

October 14th, 2008

First workshop of Cinema Verite’s festival with the subject of ‘contemporary ethnographical documentary Cinema’ was held this morning in Saba cultural center in Tehran by attendance of Prof. Heideman , visual anthropology professor from L.M.U. university of Munich, as the head and lecturer of the workshop. Read more…

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“Iranian Culture Week” to be held in Spain

August 10th, 2008

According to an announcement made by  the “Islamic Culture & Relations Organization” , Iran’s cultural attaché in Spain and Vitoria Municipality are to hold an Iranian culture week titled : “Iran , the Gate to the East” from August 15 to September 18, 2008 in Vitoria; the capital city of Basque County. Read more…

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“The Land of Sun” documentary film by ‘Farhad Varahram’

May 21st, 2008

In a private interview with Miras-e-farda , “Farhad Varahram “ a distinguished documentary filmmaker who  makes ethnographical documentaries, announced the production of “The Land of Sun “ which is a narrative about  the nature and culture of “oramanat” , a region in western Iran. Read more…

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