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Mohsen Namjoo & Ensemble by Roja Heydarpour
Namjoo Mohsen Bomb 01

Welcome to Little Iran. We have not claimed a neighborhood in New York City, or even a street for that matter. Our community rears its head at shows.

Mohsen Namjoo by Shirin Neshat
Namjoo 01

As a young musician, Mohsen Namjoo first captivated Iranians’ attention with his magnificent album Toranj from 2007.

Scotland by Salar Abdoh

The eyes of the Iranian Ministry of Security’s London office chief were green. Nariman, being 13 years old, didn’t trust those eyes.

Shirin Neshat by Arthur C. Danto
​Shirin Neshat 02

In 1999, in consequence of the wide success of her video installation Rapture, Shirin Neshat achieved immediate celebrity as a major contemporary artist. This standing was reinforced by Fervor, one of the highlights of the Whitney Biennial 2000.

Jafar Panahi by Liza Béar

Winner of the Cannes 1995 Camera d’Or, The White Balloon by Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi brings drama and humor to a seven-year-old’s quest for a New Year’s fish.

Abbas Kiarostami by Akram Zaatari
Kiarostami 01

“We can never get close to the truth except through lying.”

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