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۱۱th Kal Short Film Festival Turns toward Cultural Heritage

13931220 Kal (8) Gerishna: “Having a local outlook and using our cultural heritage is the best route to globalization,” said Mr. Hormozi, the spokesperson of the City Council of Gerash in the inauguration ceremony of 11th Kal Short Film Festival. It was an apt remark for a festival whose turn toward cultural heritage this year was evident from the beginning. There was even a tour of Gerash cultural sites in the festival schedule, guided by ICOMOS Society of...

Sadegh Rahmani Became Director of Culture Radio

Sadegh Rahmani Gerishna: Sadegh Rahmani, the nationally acclaimed poet and journalist, was appointed the director of Culture Radio (Radio Farhang), the second most-heard radio in Iran. Mr. Rahmani was born in Gerash 49 years ago, and still has a great influence on the cultural and literary activities of Gerash, especially from the position of Managing Director of Haft Berkeh Cultural Institute. Rahmani has worked in Culture Radio for 15 years, and was the...

Kal Film Festival to Focus on Cultural Heritage

Kal11 Farakhan Gerishna: Kal Short Film Festival of Gerash has a new agenda for its 11th year: focusing more and more on films related to cultural heritage. The festival committee states its intention explicitly in the Call for Films of the festival: they want to introduce Kal Festival as a specialized festival in cultural heritage in the following years. The committee has increased the number of awards in this category too. Kal Festival still retains its...

Khar-Tapaloo, a Gerashi Name for a Global Game

Khar-Tapaloo-Raygan Gerishna: Is it probable that a traditional local game like “Khar-tapaloo” be such a universal game, played from the east to the west of the globe? Mobile social networks like Instagram turn out to give amazing answers. Khat-tapaloo is a two-team game in which a team forms a chain at a wall, and then the opposing team tries to break the chain by jumping over them. Last week, Saeed Raygan’s photo of some children playing “Khar-tapaloo”...

Artistic Promises

BehzadMoridi Gerishna: Gerash has an out-of-work cinema, a number of theatrical groups without a proper place to practice and perform, and a plentitude of artists who cannot find a proper gallery to exhibit their art. A glimmer of hope, however, appeared last week, when in two short visits of Gerash, the Director General of Culture and Islamic Guidance Office of Fars made some promises: to build a theater in the form of a black box and also an art gallery,...

City Council Comes Down to Two Candidates to Be Announced Mayor

Shora Hormozi (1) Gerishna: Mr. Ghaedi, the acknowledged mayor of Gerash for more than 6 years, left Gerash municipality to go to Zarghan municipality less than a month ago. And now, the City Council of Gerash has come down to two candidates to fill his position. Abdol-Reza Hormozi, the spokesman of the Council, said to Gerishna that final decision will hopefully be announced in the next week. Mr. Hormozi maintains that regarding the widely accepted success of...

The Literary Circle of Gerash Turns 17

Fresh Smile to Poetry Gerishna: The Society of Writers and Poets of Gerash celebrate their 17th year of constant activity.  The 28th general assembly of the Society was held last week, and a group of five people were elected to further the activities of the Society in the remaining 6 months of the year. “There will be major changes in the way the Society functions and communicates in the new period,” says Mohammad Khajehpour, the new head of the Society,...

Learning and Video Games; Not Mutually Exclusive

Gamenet Hamidreza Shamohammadi: There is a common misconception that video games are counterproductive in children’s learning experience through schools. Recent studies show that this is not necessarily true, and that children’s love towards video games can be harnessed for a more positive learning experience. One such study had some children playing the popular internet game 2048 before mathematics classes while others would not. The study showed...

Gerash Hospital, a Haven for Injured Palestinians

GerashHospital Gerishna: With the on-going horrible atrocities that the Zionist regime is inflicting upon the helpless Palestinians, Gerash Hospital has taken it upon itself to help treat the wounded civilians of Palestine. The dean of the Medical Sciences Faculty of Gerash announced in an interview that Gerash is fully prepared to treat injured Palestinians in Amir Al-Momenin Ali Hospital. Dr. Bahmani further pointed out how the hospital is amply equipped...

Day of Quds; A Day for Islam’s Revival

QudsDay2013 Gerishna: In the last Friday of Ramadan, decreed by Imam Khomeini as the “International Day of Quds”, rallies are held by Muslims in Iran and all over the world to show sympathy towards the people of Palestine and denounce the illegal rule and atrocities of Israel. In Gerash, everything is ready for yet another magnificent demonstration this Friday, July 25. The rally of Quds will start at 11:30 in the morning from Husseiniye Chaharda...