Aspects of Iran
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Allameh Helli High School
In this feature we visit a national selective school developed specifically for the exceptionally talented students.
Passion, Dedication & Woodwork
Join us as we get up close and personal with a seasoned wood artisan.
Outdoor sports activities are becoming more and more popular in Iran especially since there is so much wonderful nature to take advantage of. Rock climbing is one of these activities that can be practiced and perfected indoors before going out to climb rocks outdoors. The individual climbers challenge themselves and inspire us to do the same. By Gilda Gazor & Kianoosh Altafi - 2016
Sometimes the task of being a wildlife vet becomes extremely sensitive and that is when dealing with very rare animals such as extremely endangered species the Iranian Cheetah. Amir Mehdi Kazemi tells more. By Amir Mehdi Kazemi & Alireza Honarjou - 2016
Most people love movies and specially action movies, but have you ever wondered how the big screen superstars can jump from tall buildings, crash cars fight and never get hurt?! Here our reporter will tell you that some the death defying feats are performed by stuntmen. Let's take a look at a group of Iranian stuntmen. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2016
Hard of Hearing
In this feature, the reporter takes us to Baghcheban School where students speak in their own language, they lip read while they speak with their hands, body and facial expressions. By Benita Rahimi & Ahmad Bidmeshki - 2016
Being a risk taker and being a gambler necessarily doesn't mean performing heart pound feats or gambling your money away. An entrepreneur is all of those he or she use all their own money resources and take a huge gamble by starting a business that may not blossom. Let's take a small look at a few Iranian entrepreneurs that took not only a chance on themselves but also on there country. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2016
Ketabraneh; Mobile Bookstore
A Tehrani husband and wife are adding spice to the everyday life of Iran’s capital dwellers offering them a few minutes of bliss amid the chaos of the bustling metropolis with their mobile bookshop, now gaining worldwide recognition. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2016
Self made Artists
Many of us have heard that attending a fine university paves the way for a bright future. Possibly true! Yet what If someone weren't so fortunate? In that situation you must rely on your God given abilities. There is a group of talented Iranian artists that did exactly that! No college but amazing abilities that allow them to create amazing works of art from the simplest everyday products. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2016
This feature is all about calligraphy painting. Persian calligraphy painting is a unique art in Iran which merges the traditional techniques with modern forms to create an art piece. In this episode, we introduce you to Jamshid Hakimi who has managed to find his own style in this field. We also get to see some of his best works and also learn more about calligraphy painting. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2016
Iranian Women in Shooting Sports
Shooting is one of the fastest growing sports in Iran attracting a lot of women specifically. Interestingly enough they have been doing very well in most disciplines leaving behind their male peers. This year they managed to secure 4 spots in the Rio Olympics as opposed to only one for men. In this feature we will explore the different disciplines of shooting and talk to leading women in this sport. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2016
Magicians, mentalists and illusionists have been around for hundreds of years. They perform marvelous tricks and are said to be able to move faster than the human eyes. A group of mentalists in Tehran perform some tricks of the magicians’ trade for Iranians all through the country. From levitation to balancing acts to mysterious feats they will entertain you. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2016
Riding trial bikes is a great form of excessive yet performing stunts on them is adventurous and can be dangerous. In Tehran, a couple of young men are not only professional at performing exciting feats on trail bikes, but they are also young Iranian daredevil. By Reza Nayebi & Amin Safaripour - 2015
Fayazbakhsh Rehabilitation Center
Fayazbakhsh rehabilitation center has been running for almost 50 years. It was established by Abdollah Honari who himself became handicapped after a car accident. The center is mainly supported by donations received from people around the country and also some foreigners. There are about 500 patients who live permanently at this center with different levels of disability and in different ages. By Shahriar Azimi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2015
3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual objects. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2015
Wooden Model Ships
The use of wood and wooden products such as furniture, cups and even boats date back to thousands of years ago. Carpentry and wood go hand in hand yet just like the wood itself. Today in Iran, carpenters have taken carpentry to an art from making handmade furniture to making scale model boats. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2015
Firefighters protect the safety of the general public by responding to emergencies and putting out fires. Training is commonly offered through local fire department programs or colleges, where candidates go through rigorous written, medical and physical tests. The primary focus of the physical ability test is agility, upper body strength and endurance. By Shahriar Azimi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2015
Sports for Visually Impaired
In this feature, we are looking at a few sporting activities that are off the beaten track. We report on visually-impaired athletes in the south of Tehran practicing Goal Ball, which is a game that has been part of the Para Olympics since the 1970s. We also feature visually-impaired football training and a swimming contest for the partially sighted at Azadi Sports Complex. By Samson Seez & Ata Javid – 2015
Rope access provides a safe, cost-effective, and efficient means of accessing structures and geologic features for inspection, maintenance, and construction. Near Mount Damavand, seven rope access teams from all around the country are participating at the first rope access competition in Iran. Their ultimate goal is to showcase their skills and learn new techniques from their fellow rope access professionals. By Shahriar Azimi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2015
Zohreh Ettezad-al- Saltaneh
Zohreh Ettezad-al-Saltaneh is a great woman who does all her works with her feet. Not having hands is not a limitation for her. by Pirouz Farmand & Amin Safaripour - 2015
Learning about the occupation and history of the people of a region can tell you a great deal about their taste and way of life.
Leeches may not be attractive creatures but actually they have proved to be very beneficial to the human kind.
Let’s take a look at Iran's astronomical society and its activities to find out where Iranians are heading regarding this deeply-rooted science.
The Lovely Mashhad
Recently Mashhad has been considered as the Islamic capital of Iran. It is not only a famous religious destination, but also a historical city.
Invented by ancient Iranians, the "Santur" is a string instrument that is played by striking the strings with light wooden mallets.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part IV
As Iran’s cinema showcase comes to an end, participant can’t wait to find out which of the movies have captured the jury’s attention.
The “Khaajeh Mountain” lies 30 kilometres to the southwest of Zabol, in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part III
This year the festival hosted over 300 foreign guests and the number of movies received by secretariat had tripled.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part II
In this section, we will get more about the sideline events of the festival.