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Interview with Av, Fereydun

Recollections of childhood and service in the military; problems confronted by a Zoroastrian growing up and working in Iran; first projects at the Iran-America Society; on the National Iranian Radio and Television Organization; development of theater in Iran; on the Shiraz Art Festival; artistic circles in Iran in the 1960s and the 1970s; forming an art gallery in Tehran; on Queen Farah’s patronage of the arts; on the Revolution of 1978-79; impact of the Revolution on the minorities; cinema in post-revolutionary Iran.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


Fereydun-Ave-APt-I.pdf Fereydun-Ave-English.pdf


33pp. + summary + biographical note + index

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