A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

cover image Barcode: 58958404 Material Type: Video -Digital Time: 101 min. Language: Persian Creator: Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour Description: In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire. Written By Ana Lily Amirpour Collection: Language Resource Center

Al-Ghazali: The Alchemist of Happiness

cover image Barcode: 58952886 Call Number: V-PER 004 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 80 min. System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Directed by Abdul Latif Salazar Description: Exploring the life and impact of the greatest spiritual and legal philosopher in Islamic history, this film examines Ghazali's existential crisis of faith that arose from his rejection of religious dogmatism, and reveals profound parallels with our own times. Ghazali became known as the Proof of Islam and his path of love and spiritual excellence overcame the pitfalls of the organised religion of his day. His path was largely abandoned by early 20th century Muslim reformers for the more strident ... Collection: Language Resource Center

Al-Ghazali: The Alchemist of Happiness

cover image Barcode: 58965662 Call Number: DV-PER 004 Material Type: Video -Digital Time: 80 min. System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Directed by Abdul Latif Salazar Description: Exploring the life and impact of the greatest spiritual and legal philosopher in Islamic history, this film examines Ghazali's existential crisis of faith that arose from his rejection of religious dogmatism, and reveals profound parallels with our own times. Ghazali became known as the Proof of Islam and his path of love and spiritual excellence overcame the pitfalls of the organised religion of his day. His path was largely abandoned by early 20th century Muslim reformers for the more strident ... Collection: Language Resource Center

Bāshū gharībah-yi kūchak / gharibeye koochak = Bashu, the Little Stranger

cover image Barcode: 58958173 Call Number: V-PER 012 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 105 min. System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Directed by Bahram Beizai Description: "Lost and left behind in a foreign country after running away, a little boy whose family have been killed during the war is saved and trained by a middle-aged woman." - IMDB Collection: Language Resource Center

Boutique = بوتیک

cover image Barcode: 58964921 Call Number: V-PER 021 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 113 min. System Requirements: Region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Directed by Hamid Nematollah Description: Johan works in a fashionable boutique. When a poor and very beautiful young girl enters his store, Johan feels compelled to steal a pair of blue jeans for her. This action triggers a downward spiral that will change Johan's life forever. Collection: Language Resource Center

Close-Up

cover image Barcode: 58962920 Material Type: Video -Digital Time: 98 min. Language: Persian Creator: Directed by Abbas Kiarostami Description: Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the past thirty years, and ClOSE-UP is his most radical, brilliant work. This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event--the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf--as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation, and existence, in ... Collection: Language Resource Center

Conversational Farsi (Persian)

cover image Barcode: 58956605 Call Number: IL-FAR Pim Material Type: Language Kit Language: Persian - Farsi Description: 16 lessons on 8 discs Collection: Language Resource Center

Dash Akol / Dāsh Akul = داش آکُل

cover image Barcode: 58960905 Call Number: V-PER 016 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 95 min Language: Persian Creator: Directed by Masud Kimiai Description: "Dash Akol is greatly respected in Shiraz as an honorable man who has lost his family's money through helping his friends. He has an enemy, however, named Kaka Rostam, a mean and spiteful person. Dash Akol, who is in his forties, falls in love with Marjan, daughter of the late Haji Samad, for whose estate he is the executor. But he keeps his love secret. One day a suitor asks for Marjan's hand, and Dash Akol considers it against his code of honor to refuse. On the night of the wedding, Dash ... Collection: Language Resource Center

Dāstānhā-yi Shāhnāmah-ʼi Firdawsī = Tales of Shâhnâmeh of Ferdowsi

cover image Barcode: 58958442 Call Number: FR-PER Fer Material Type: Audio -CD Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Firdawsi; recited and interpreted by Mohammad-Ja'far Mahjub Description: "The Shahnameh, also transliterated as Shahnama, "The Book of Kings", is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran. Consisting of some 60,000 verses, the Shahnameh is the world's longest epic poetry written by a single poet. It tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th ... Collection: Language Resource Center

Dāstānhā-yi Shāhnāmah-ʼi Firdawsī = Tales of Shâhnâmeh of Ferdowsi

cover image Barcode: 58958443 Call Number: FR-PER Fer Material Type: Audio -CD Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Ferdowsi; recited and interpreted by Mohammad-Ja'far Mahjub Description: "The Shahnameh, also transliterated as Shahnama, "The Book of Kings", is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran. Consisting of some 60,000 verses, the Shahnameh is the world's longest epic poetry written by a single poet. It tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th ... Collection: Language Resource Center

Dokhtaran Khorshid / Dakhtaran-e khorshid = Daughters of the Sun

cover image Barcode: 58957547 Call Number: V-PER 006 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 92 min. System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Directed by Maryam Shahriar Description: "Amanagol (Altinay Ghelich Taghani), the daughter of a poor rural family in Iran, becomes "Aman," when her father shaves her head, disguises her as a boy, and dispatches her to another village to work weaving carpets. Proficient at the job, "Aman" is nonetheless exploited by the owner and isolated from all those around her. Her secret becomes jeopardized when a young co-worker, engaged to an older man, falls in love with her." - cover Collection: Language Resource Center

Dokhtaran Khorshid / Dakhtaran-e khorshid = Daughters of the Sun

cover image Barcode: 58957575 Call Number: DV-PER 006 Material Type: Video -Digital Time: 92 min. Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Directed by Maryam Shahriar Description: "Amanagol (Altinay Ghelich Taghani), the daughter of a poor rural family in Iran, becomes "Aman," when her father shaves her head, disguises her as a boy, and dispatches her to another village to work weaving carpets. Proficient at the job, "Aman" is nonetheless exploited by the owner and isolated from all those around her. Her secret becomes jeopardized when a young co-worker, engaged to an older man, falls in love with her." - cover Collection: Language Resource Center

Farsi Kit

Barcode: 58923815 Call Number: IL-FAR Pim Material Type: Language Kit Language: Persian - Farsi Description: Self-study language kit with 5 CDs. Collection: Language Resource Center

Gabbeh

cover image Barcode: 58960906 Call Number: V-PER 017 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 75 min. System Requirements: Region 1 DVD Region: Region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf Description: "A folkloric carpet (Gabbeh), picturing a man and a woman riding away on horseback, is the prized possession of an elderly nomadic couple. When they ... wash it ..., a beautiful young woman ... emerges from the carpet to ... reveal the secret of the carpet. Once held hostage by the endless restraints of the family that fashioned the carpet, she reveals that the secret...lies within the mysterious black-clad rider on the white horse. Month after month, season after season, he had followed ... Collection: Language Resource Center

Gāv / Gaav = The Cow

cover image Barcode: 58958156 Call Number: DV-PER 008 Material Type: Video -Digital Time: 101 min. Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Directed by Dariush Mehrjui Description: "An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns." - IMDB Rating Audience (Video Only): NR Collection: Language Resource Center

Gāv / Gaav = The Cow

cover image Barcode: 58958160 Call Number: V-PER 008 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 100 min. System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Directed by Dariush Mehrjui Description: "An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns." - IMDB Based on the play by Gholam-Hossein Saedi Collection: Language Resource Center

Hippocrene Standard Dictionary - Farsi (Persian)-English Dictionary

Barcode: 58947748 Call Number: IL-FAR Hai Material Type: Print Language: Persian - Farsi, English Description: This comprehensive dictionary defines over 30,000 words and idioms in 22,500 entries. Hints on pronunciation and transliteration of Persian are clearly detailed. Modern Persian is spoken by more than 30 million people in Iran and 5 million people in Afghanistan. In Iran, the language is referred to as Farsi, In Afghanistan as Dari. Collection: Language Resource Center

Images from the Qajar Dynasty / The School Blown Away by the Wind = Madresei keh baad bord

cover image Barcode: 58958161 Call Number: V-PER 009 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 22 min. System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 DVD Region: Region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Directed by Forugh Farrokhzad Description: This film about the leprosy colony in Tabriz, Iran is a compassionate portrait of forgotten people. Straightforward yet sympathetic, the film affords dignity to its subjects, particularly through Farrokhzad’s striking poem read by the poet herself. The House Is Black has heavily influenced the modern Iranian cinema of such great filmmakers as Abbas Kiarostami and Mohsen Makhmalbaf, who called it "the best Iranian film." It provides, in the film’s own words, "a vision of pain ... Collection: Language Resource Center

Īn fīlm nīst = This is not a film

cover image Barcode: 58958402 Material Type: Video -Digital Language: Persian Creator: Directed by Mojtaba Mirtahmash, Jafar Panahi Description: It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema. Collection: Language Resource Center

Invisible Face of the Beloved: Classical Music of the Tajiks and Uzbeks

cover image Barcode: 58946957 Call Number: V-TUR 002 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 24 min. System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 DVD Region: Region 1 Language: Persian - Tajik, Uzbek Description: Amid the mosques and minarets of Samarkand and Bukhara, generations of vocalists set the mystical, Sufi-inspired verse of Hafiz and other classical poets to lyrical melodies, creating a spiritual art music of great refinement and sublime beauty called Shashmaqâm, confirming its important place among the great art music traditions of Euasia. Collection: Language Resource Center

Invisible Face of the Beloved: Classical Music of the Tajiks and Uzbeks

Barcode: 58946958 Call Number: 58946958 Material Type: Audio -CD Time: 70 min. Language: Persian - Tajik, Uzbek Description: Amid the mosques and minarets of Samarkand and Bukhara, generations of vocalists set the mystical, Sufi-inspired verse of Hafiz and other classical poets to lyrical melodies, creating a spiritual art music of great refinement and sublime beauty called Shashmaqâm, confirming its important place among the great art music traditions of Euasia. Collection: Language Resource Center

Jodaeiye Nader az Simin = A Separation = Une séparation

cover image Barcode: 58957387 Call Number: V-PER 005 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 123 min. System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Directed by Asghar Farhadi Description: "A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease." - IMDB Rating Audience (Video Only): MPAA rating: PG-13 Collection: Language Resource Center

Jodaeiye Nader az Simin = A Separation = Une séparation

cover image Barcode: 58957506 Call Number: DV-PER 005 Material Type: Video -Digital Time: 123 min. Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Directed by Asghar Farhadi Description: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. Rating Audience (Video Only): MPAA rating: PG-13 Collection: Language Resource Center

Manuscripts don't burn = Dast-neveshtehaa nemisoosand

cover image Barcode: 58958403 Material Type: Video -Digital Time: 125 min. Language: Persian Creator: Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof Description: Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they are obliged to change their initial plans... Collection: Language Resource Center

Marriage of the Blessed = Arousi-ye Khouban

cover image Barcode: 58957565 Call Number: D-58957565 Material Type: Video -Digital Time: 71 min. Language: Persian Creator: Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf Description: Haji is severely traumatized by the war with Iraq. Back from the front, he's unable to adapt to civilian life. Despite family opposition, his fiancée stands by him as together they challenge both the authority of family and state to lead their own lives. Collection: Language Resource Center