Andrew Goldberg’s “The Iranian Americans”- Presented Nationally by PBS SoCaL
This 60-minute documentary chronicles the underreported history of a group of immigrants finding refuge, overcoming adversity and ultimately creating new lives in the United States. With Iran in the news virtually every day, most Americans have little knowledge of the story of the hundreds of thousands of Iranians who live here in the US. Written, produced and directed by Andrew Goldberg, “The Iranian Americans” is an emotional account of displacement highlighted by the massive 1979 migration. It is told through the eyes of more than 25 Iranians who were uprooted from their Middle Eastern heritage and had to build completely new lives in the U.S.
Be a Part of this Remarkable Pledge Night
PBS is proud to showcase the Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Goldberg’s “The Iranian Americans,” on Thursday, May 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. PST (check local listings at www.pbs.org/tv_schedules). This will be a special presentation featuring Andrew Goldberg as the host of a live fundraising pledge drive interspliced during a rebroadcast of “The Iranian Americans”. Sponsors of this local Pledge Night will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their support of PBS SoCaL and this remarkable documentary that public broadcasting has brought to light. See opportunities below to support these efforts. This night will also be rebroadcast beyond this first live night.
For the first time in history, the Cyrus Cylinder, one of the ancient world’s most celebrated artifacts of freedom and human rights, is being brought to the United States for exhibition.
Housed at the British Museum in London, the Cyrus Cylinder will travel to five major U.S. cities in 2013, in a tour supported by the Iran Heritage Foundation.
The Cyrus Cylinder will be accompanied in this exhibition by sixteen objects under the title “The Cyrus Cylinder in Ancient Persia.” The exhibition shows the innovations initiated by Persian rule in the Ancient Near East (550 BC-331 BC), when the Persian Empire was then the largest the world had known.
The tour will debut at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. in March 2013 before traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, concluding its journey with an eight week stay at the J. Paul Getty Museum at The Getty Villa in Los Angeles from October 2 - December 2, 2013. CLICK HERE to continue reading.
The following June, USC named Dr. Peyman Nojoumian (Press Release) the Assistant Professor of the teaching of Persian. By Fall 2011, Persian language classes appeared on the curriculum for the first timeat USC.
With the establishment of the first phase of the Iranian Studies Initiative, Farhang Foundation is now focused on the second phase: establishing a Minor degree with a focus on Iranian Studies, while ensuring Persian classes continue to be offered at USC.
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