Iran’s Jewish cultural figure Yashayaei honored
Publish Date : Wednesday 28 February 2018 - 19:11
IBNA- At the honoring ceremony “The Night of Haroun Yashayaei”, noted intellectual, film producer, writer and leader of Iran’s Jewish Community was honored in Tehran on Monday.
Haroun Yashayaei in his honoring ceremony
According to IBNA
correspondent, in this ceremony, the book ‘The Day I Knew My Name’ by Haroun (Parviz) Yashayaei
featuring a collection of his short stories was also unveiled. The event was organized by Bukhara Magazine, Shahab Publishings, ‘Kargadan’ weekly magazine and the Iranian Thinkers of Humanities House to appreciate 60 years of cultural efforts made by him.
A number of Iranian filmmakers, thinkers and writers including Nasser Taghvaei
, Kiumars Pour-Ahmad
, Naser Takmil Homayoun
, Ali Dehbashi, Siamak Moreh Sedgh
, Sirous Alinejad, Seyyed Mohammad Beheshti, Marjan Yashayaei and Seyyed Ali Mir-Fattah made speeches about the work and the role played by the veteran cultural activist.
Haroun Yashayaei was born in 1935 in a religious family in Oudlajan
district, south Tehran. He studied at Alliance Israélite
school in Tehran and pursued his education at the university of Tehran
to study Philosophy. At the same time, he began to cooperate with the magazine ‘Bani Adam’ launched by Jewish journalists and also worked with the influential weekly magazine ‘Ferdowsi’
In 1960, joined by his friends, Yashayaei established the Organization of Jewish University Students and became in charge of the cultural Department of Iranian Jewish Association.
Early in his 20th
, he was involved in producing advertisements and after the Iranian Islamic Revolution founded Pakhsh Iran Film Company producing many acclaimed Iranian films such as ‘Captain Khorshid’
(1986) by Naser Taghvaei, ‘The Tenants
’ (1986) by Dariush Mehrjuyi
, and ‘Hamoun’
(1989) by Mehrjuyi. Yashayaei was awarded as the best producer of the post-revolution Iran in the 28th Fajr Festival in 2008.