With the support of California Humanities, San Jose State University’s Persian Studies Program will for the first time hold a two-day Cultures of the Iranian Diaspora conference featuring  panels on visual arts, literature, and film with Bay Area and nationally acclaimed writers, artists, and filmmakers. This program will include the world premiere of  “Inja o Oonja– Here and There: Stories of Iranian-American Life,” a staged adaptation of three short stories by Jasmin Darznik, Community Stories project director Persis Karim, and Mehdi Okasi from the collection, Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian American Writers.

le Petit Trianon Theater
Friday, April 11, at 7 pm
72 North 5th Street, San Jose, CA

A screening and discussion of “Filmmaking in the Diaspora” will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 pm in the SJSU Student Union Ballroom, followed by the screening of two award-winning films, “Dousteh Hameshegy (Forever Friends)” and “Refuge.” This will be followed by a discussion with the writer/directors, acclaimed Iranian-American filmmakers, Mohammad Gorjestani and Professor Babak Sarrafan.

Admission to both events (and the conference) is free, but advance registration and paper tickets are required. Click HERE for more details.

For more information, contact Project Director, Persis Karim.