A Moment of Innocence

cover image Barcode: 58960932 Call Number: Q-NP019 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 75 min System Requirements: No Region Specified (Plays Region 1) Language: Persian- Farsi Creator: Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf Description: "A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends." -- from iMDb Collection: Language Resource Center

Al-Ghazali: The Alchemist of Happiness

cover image Barcode: 58952886 Call Number: Q-NP004 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 80 min. System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: 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 = Bashu, the Little Stranger

cover image Barcode: 58958173 Call Number: Q-NP012 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

Conversational Farsi (Persian)

cover image Barcode: 58956605 Call Number: IL-FAR Pim 001A Material Type: Language Kit Language: Persian - Farsi Description: 16 lessons on 8 discs Collection: Language Resource Center

Dash Akol

cover image Barcode: 58960905 Call Number: Q-NP016 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 95 min Language: Persian Creator: Director: 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 = Daughters of the Sun

cover image Barcode: 58957547 Call Number: Q-NP006 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 = Daughters of the Sun

cover image Barcode: 58957575 Call Number: DQ-NP006 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 002A 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: Q-NP017 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 75 min. System Requirements: Region 1 DVD Region: Region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Director: 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 = The Cow

cover image Barcode: 58958160 Call Number: Q-NP008 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 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

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

cover image Barcode: 58946957 Call Number: Q-NT002 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

cover image Barcode: 58957387 Call Number: Q-NP005 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

Marriage of the Blessed = Arousi-ye Khouban

cover image Barcode: 58957565 Call Number: D-58957565 Material Type: Video -Digital Language: Persian Creator: 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. Written By L.H. Wong Collection: Language Resource Center

Ruz-egar-e ma = Our Times...

cover image Barcode: 58957776 Call Number: Q-NP007 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 75 min. System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: directed by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad Description: "On the heels of the recent controversial elections in Iran comes this documentary from Rakshan Bani-Etemad (The May Lady), the most outspoken and respected female director working in Iran today. This fascinating documentary focuses on the Iranian elections of 2002 and the role of women in Iranian society as Bani-Etemad follows a group of women who run for office and gradually narrows her view to the plight of one woman who attempts an heroic but unsuccessful run for the presidency." - ... Collection: Language Resource Center

Saʻdī Shīrāzī: Biḥi Zabān ʻArabī = سعدي شيرازي : به زبان عربي

Barcode: 58960445 Call Number: AP-Per Dam Material Type: Print Language: Persian Creator: Aḥmad Mahdavī Dāmghānī = أحمد مهدوى دامغاني Collection: Al-Babtain Arabic Poetry Collection

Shahrak-e Alefba - Shahrake Alefba

cover image Barcode: 58947975 Call Number: Q-NP002 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 360 min. System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 DVD Region: Region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Description: The first professionally made program that teaches children the Farsi alphabets with music. 6 hours on 6 DVDs. If you have been looking for a fun way to teach your children the Farsi alphabets, we highly recommend this DVD. Each DVD deals with certain alphabets and can be viewed independently. Grownups will enjoy watching these DVDs too. Collection: Language Resource Center

Spoken Persian

Barcode: 58953498 Call Number: CMENAS Material Type: Video -VHS Language: Persian - Farsi, English Collection: CMENAS

T'am e guilass = Taste of Cherry

cover image Barcode: 58958178 Call Number: Q-NP014 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 95 min. System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: directed by Abbas Kiarostami Description: "An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide." - IMDB Collection: Language Resource Center

Taxi

cover image Barcode: 58961427 Call Number: Q-NP020 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 81 min. System Requirements: NTSC region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Director: Jafar Panahi Description: Also called Taxi Tehran "Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, he poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran." -iMDB Collection: Language Resource Center

Teaching Farsi Alphabets - Teaching Persian Alphabets

cover image Barcode: 58947974 Call Number: Q-NP001 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 180 min. System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 DVD Region: Region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Description: Recipient of several awards in Iran, this is the 1st Musical Video from Iran that teaches children the Farsi alphabets in a fun way! This 3 hours video, not only will entertain your children, it will also teaches them the Farsi language with songs and music. Collection: Language Resource Center

The Combined New-Perisan-English & English-Persian Dictionary

Barcode: 58947749 Material Type: Print Language: Persian - Farsi, English Collection: Language Resource Center