Monday, March 17, 2014

Michigan Tech Iranian Community to sponsor film March 17, New Year Celebration March 29.

Poster for Iranian New Year Norouz Celebration to be held at Michigan Tech on Saturday, March 29. (Poster courtesy Michigan Tech Iranian Community)

HOUGHTON -- The Iranian Community at Michigan Tech is sponsoring two events on campus this month -- a showing of the film The Color of Paradise TONIGHT, Monday, March 17, and a celebration of the Iranian New Year (Norouz) on Saturday, March 29.

The Color of Paradise will be shown from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. TONIGHT, March 17, in Fisher Hall Room 135. The film is free and open to the public.

This film, written and directed by Majid Majidi, is about a blind boy at a Tehran school for the blind who is waiting for his father to pick him up for summer vacation. The boy longs to go home to be with his family and enjoy life in the countryside. The film portrays beautifully the boy's closeness to Nature; yet his father's selfishness poses an obstacle ...

Click here to read about the film on the IMDB Web site.

The Iranian Community will celebrate the Iranian New Year (Norouz) for the first time at Michigan Tech campus beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 in the MUB Ballroom.

Norouz is the ancient Persian holiday to celebrate New Year on the first day of spring. Michigan Tech's first Norouz celebration includes a Persian banquet, dance performance, and live traditional music. It will be followed by a fun open floor after-party featuring A.D.Dj.

Tickets are available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from March 24-28 in the MUB Commons, and are $10 for students and $12 for non-students.

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