A Call from the Hostage Takers ـ BBC Persian Documentary

BBC: 40 years ago, the Iranian hostage crisis gripped the world, with details unfolding nightly on television. But one story remains untold. Desperate to get their message out, the hostage takers invited 50 ordinary Americans to visit Iran. For the Americans, this high-risk trip held the tantalising possibility of securing the release of hostages. What transpired was a journey quite unlike any...

The Secret History of Muslims in the U.S.

Muslims have been in the U.S. since the time of the earliest explorers and have left their mark on everything from the White House to the Marine Corps sword. Watch this film and explore the many ways Muslim history is tightly woven into American life. Directed by Joshua Seftel with funding from Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art Featuring: Hussein Rashid, adjunct faculty member in the ...

Farah Pahlavi's Visit to Jordan, 1976

From the Kinolibrary Archive Film collections. To order the clip clean and high res or to find out more visit http://www.kinolibrary.com. Clip ref. XR54. JORDAN EXT Empress Farah disembarks plane, greets man and woman, King Hussein of Jordan and Queen Alia hugs little girl, walks along line of people shaking hands, greeting people. Parade, Empress Farah cheered on by children in uniform. ...

BBC: World Premiere of Taq Kasra documentary in London: Interview with Pejman Akbarzadeh

BBC Persian TV's Nader Soltanpour interviews Pejman Akbarzadeh, documentary maker, after the world premiere of "Taq Kasra: Wonder of Architecture" at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London. Taq Kisra which is a landmark in the history of architecture was built in Ctesiphon, the capital of Persian Empire, in Sasanian era. The arch is now localed in Baghdad, Iraq; ...

New Film on Ancient Persia: Taq Kasra : Wonder of Architecture

Taq Kasra: Wonder of Architectureis the first-ever documentary film on the world's largest brickwork vault. The palace isa symbol of the Persian Empire in the Sasanian era (224-651 AD), whena major part of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) was part of Persia [Iran]. The documentary will be premiered at SOAS in London. Red More: www.taqkasra.com

Zoroastrian Towers of Silence

Zoroastrian ritual exposure of the dead is first known of from the writings of the mid-5th century BC Herodotus, who observed the custom amongst Iranian expatriates in Asia Minor. In Herodotus' account (Histories i.140), the rites are said to have been "secret", but were first performed after the body had been dragged around by a bird or dog. The corpse was then embalmed with wax and laid in...

IRAN - Salt Mine Corpses

We know for a fact our bodies need a tad of salt to survive. We also know too much salt can increase our blood pressure and reduce our life expectancy. Gilda Gazor found out salt can preserve our bodies for thousands of years. But before you go sprinkling salt all over yourself, watch this feature first to get the full picture.

Rostropovich The Genius of the Cello

Written and produced by John Bridcut Film Editor: Samuel Santana Photography: Vaughan Matthews Sound: Paul Paragon An ITN (Independent Television News Ltd) production for BBC (2011)

Outspoken Negro Leader, Malcolm X

Hjalmar Schacht, Reza Shah and the Nazi New Order in Iran, 1933-1941

Stanford Iranian Studies: Jennifer L. Jenkins is Associate Professor of German and European History at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Provincial Modernity: Local Culture and Liberal Politics in Fin-de-Siècle Hamburg and Weltpolitik on the Persian Frontier: Germany and Iran in the Age of Empire about German-Iranian relations from the Crimean War to Operation Barbarossa. ...