By Hamid Naficy
Volume 1 depicts and analyzes the early years of Iranian cinema. movie was once brought in Iran in 1900, 3 years after the country’s first advertisement movie exhibitor observed the recent medium in nice Britain. An artisanal cinema subsidized by way of the ruling shahs and different elites quickly emerged. The presence of ladies, either at the display and in motion picture homes, proved arguable till 1925, whilst Reza Shah Pahlavi dissolved the Qajar dynasty. Ruling till 1941, Reza Shah applied a Westernization application meant to unite, modernize, and secularize his multicultural, multilingual, and multiethnic state. Cinematic representations of a fast-modernizing Iran have been inspired, the veil was once outlawed, and dandies flourished. while, images, motion picture construction, and picture homes have been tightly managed. movie construction finally proved marginal to kingdom formation. purely 4 silent characteristic movies have been produced in Iran; of the 5 Persian-language sound positive factors proven within the nation ahead of 1941, 4 have been made by way of an Iranian expatriate in India.
A Social background of Iranian Cinema
Volume 1: The Artisanal period, 1897–1941
Volume 2: The Industrializing Years, 1941–1978
Volume three: The Islamicate interval, 1978–1984
Volume four: The Globalizing period, 1984–2010
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Yet soon two new venues replaced it. One was the creation in 1991 of a nonprofit institution for the middle-aged and elderly, one of the first in the country. Called Rangin Kaman-e Sepid (White Rainbow), the institution transmogrified the informal family circle into a formal, registered civil society institution with its own offices and employees that catered to non-family members. The nucleus was the partial reconstitution of the Ibn Sina Library (its children’s sections), with additional cultural and performance projects, which catered to the needs of multiple generations, particularly the elders.
When Said and others were arrested lii ho w i t al l b eg a n because of antigovernment activities, including the distribution of leaflets, my parents immediately threw their manual Olympia typewriter, which he may have used to write the leaflets, into a well in the yard that supplied the water to the pool. This was to avoid its discovery by the secret police, Savak, and marked the beginning of the family republic of culture’s dismantling. Soon, in another tragic but necessary step, the family broke up the Ibn Sina Library by dividing the books thematically among a half a dozen members’ homes and gardens, where they were dispersed in closets, backrooms, and basements.