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Today on Your Call: How can arts and culture bring Americans and Iranians closer together?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the Oscar winning Iranian film 'A Separation.' During his acceptance speech, the film’s director Asghar Farhadi urged the world to understand Iran through its rich cultural heritage and history. What do we really know about Iran? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. How has 'A Separation' changed the conversation about Iranian society? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Sussan Tahmasebi, women's rights and civil society activist for nearly two decades, and founding member of the award-winning One Million Signatures Campaign, which collects signatures of Iranians who support an end to gender-biased laws in the country

Amir, human rights activist and coauthor of the graphic novel Zahra’s Paradise

Touraj Daryaee, Howard C. Baskerville Professor in the History of Iran and the Persianate World at UC Irvine

Web Resources:

Video: Iranian Cinema Under Siege

DP/30: A Separation, writer/director Asghar Farhadi: An In-Depth Interview with Asghar Farhadi

Massoud Bakhshi, The Economic Times: Oscar Awards 2012: Asghar Farhadi's Oscar could take Iranian cinema to the global market

Malihe Razazan, Jadaliyya: 'A Separation' buried under the dust of politics

Babak Dehghanpisheh: Iran's Oscar: The Delicate Victory Dance of the Director of A Separation

Sarah Chayes and Amir Soltani, LA Times: Iran, Israel and the nuclear diversion