The Real Iran What do you know about the real Iran? Abbas Kiarostami An internationally acclaimed film director who has received some 100 awards and has been a member of the jury at numerous festivals, most notably the president of the Cannes Film Festival. Abdol-Hossein Sardari
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An internationally acclaimed film director who has received some 100 awards and has been a member of the jury at numerous festivals, most notably the president of the Cannes Film Festival.
Iran’s charge d’affaires in Paris who issued Iranian passports to many non-Iranian Jews, and saved the lives of hundred of Jews from the Nazis.
Contributed greatly to the fields of mathematics, philosophy, medicine, and Science.
The first male soccer player who scored 100 goals in international play.
The former World No. 1
Professional tennis player.
The world's first female space tourist.
Persian physician, philosopher, and scientist. His “The Canon of Medicine” was a standard medical text in many European universities for five centuries.
The founder of the children's charity Kids Company, which serves in excess of 20,000 children a year.
The winner of the UK's Women of the Year 2006 award.
The chief international correspondent for CNN.
The first charter of Human Rights.
Abolished forced labour,
prohibited oppression and terror,
and guaranteed freedom of
settlement and religion.
Widely regarded to be second only to Aristotle in knowledge; alluded to by his title of "the Second Teacher"
World leader in Architectural Engineering.
Designer of the “Lotus Temple” which, in 2002, attracted more than 50 million visitors, making it the most visited building in the world.
Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President of Yahoo! Inc.
The Associate Director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
The lead singer of Queen.
The architect of Azadi Tower, the symbol of Tehran.
Graphic novelist, illustrator and children’s book author.
A possible candidate for a Nobel prize for her 30 years of scientific effort which has become increasingly influential in the field of cancer biology and cancer therapeutics.
Miss World Canada 2003.
Persian poet, mathematician, philosopher and astronomer.
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The only Iranian Comedian in the world, which is “technically three more than Germany!”
The Senior Vice President for Worldwide Sales and Field Operations of Google.
Senior Vice President and Managing Editor, International News Gathering, CNN.
The founder/chairman of the eBay auction site.
Celebrated chemist, physicist and philosopher, discoverer of medical applications for alcohol.
Director of episodes of Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, Mannix, The Six million Dollar Man, Starsky and Hutch, The Rockford Files, Police Squad! Dr.Quinn, Medicine Woman, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nikita and Sliders.
His followers, the Whirling Dervishes, believe in performing their worship in the form of dance and music.
One of his poems is used to grace the entrance to the Hall of Nations of the UN building in New York:
“The children of Humanity are each other’s limbs
That share an origin in their creator
When one limb passes its days in pain
The other limbs cannot remain easy.
You who feel no pain at the suffering of others
It is not fitting you be called human.”
At age 27
considered to be one of the best directors of contemporary world cinema.
Best known for arranging and conducting the ‘Yanni Live at the Acropolis’ concert, the most widely viewed program ever shown on Public Television in the United States, and the second best-selling music video of all time
2003 Nobel Peace Prize Winner.