Documentary, ‘Lady Touran’ on Iranian children literature pioneer due

Publish Date : Saturday 9 June 2018 - 18:35
IBNA- ‘Lady Touran’, a documentary film about the life and works of a pioneer of Iranian ‎children literature and education Touran Mirhadi will be screened on June 15. ‎
According to IBNA correspondent, the film has been co-directed by the celebrated Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-E’temad and Mojtaba Mir-Tahmasb to portray a writer and one of the most influential Iranian figures in the field of education.
Touran Mirhadi who passed away on November 8, 2016, was one of the founders of the Children’s Book Council and a professor of children’s literature in Iran. Before the Islamic Revolution, she was the headmistress of Farhad Experimental School, a progressive kindergarten and elementary school in Tehran which was a source of many pedagogical innovations.
From 1979, and for 25 years, she supervised the Children and Young Adults Encyclopedia project. The late Mirhadi was also the co-founder of The Children's Book Council of Iran and The Encyclopedia for Young People.
Her activities, over 50 years, guided the field of Children’s Literature and education in Iran toward growth and innovation.
Among her works are: ‘Mother and the Memories of Fifty Years Living in Iran’, Children’s Instructor Work Book: Annual Schedule of the instructors at kindergartens and primary schools’, ‘The One Who Went, and the One who Came’, ‘Social Sciences for the Fifth Graders’.
In 2012, Research Institute for the History of Children's Literature in Tehran nominated Touran Mirhadi to receive the 2013 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and she was nominated for this award in July 2015.
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