Picture Narrative

Two Books

Mohammadali Fatemi
Translated by Natalie Hghverdian


Iran Oral History Site - During the Fajr Celebration of 2019 and on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the activities of two researchers and writer of the Islamic Revolution's Library were highlighted.

February 5, 2019, and in the final ceremony of the 36th annual book prize festival of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hedayatullah Behboudi was introduced with his book "Alef Lam Khomeini: The Biography of Imam Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini" as one of the electorates of the documentary branch in the field of history and geography. He received his prize from, the president, Hojatol Islam ValMuslim Dr. Hassan Rouhani. About the latest books and works of Hedayatullah Behboudi and his views, read this article on the Iran Oral History website:

The history is narration of possibilities

Documentaries are not of the same nature

The essence of narration and documentation of memories is independence


The press conference of the book "The Coffee House Painting: Diary of Kazem Darabi; The Defendant of the Mykonos Court" by Mohsen Kazemi was held on February 4, 2019 in the Department of Art. At the meeting, these points were stated about the book:

Abdulhamid Qaradaghi, Managing Director of Sureh Mehr Publications: This work is one of the important books of the Department of Art.

Morteza Sarhangi, founder of the Office of Literature and Art of Resistance: Today, nobody waits for an invitation to document important events and Mr. Darabi came and spoke to Mohssen Kazemi and started publishing his memoirs. Mr. Darabi and the soldiers of the war and ... are witnesses and most credible in the field of oral history.

Mohsen Kazemi, author of "Coffee House Painting": Thank you Mr. Darabi for his 10 years of patience (the time of writing and producing this work); as he showed patience in the German prison for 15 years and 2 months; I also thank Soureh Mehr for fostering the grounds for us to focus on one book for 10 years.

Kazem Darabi, narrator of "Coffee House Painting": Art Department officials have promised the translation of this work will be released shortly.

Hojatoleslam Saeed Fakhrzadeh, head of the Oral History Department of the Islamic Revolutionary Library: The Westerns brought a lot of allegations against the Islamic Revolution. The publication of the book "Coffee House Painting" can help as a small measure to eliminate the stains of such allegations against the Islamic Revolution. The Islamic Revolution of Iran cannot stay hidden from the eyes of the world.[1]

[1] Source: Soureh Honar; News website

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An interview that was not done

Yannis Behrakis, a well-known news photographer, who worked for Reuters News Agency, died on Saturday March 2, 2019. He was born in Athens in 1960. He educated in Athens School of Arts and Technology and received a Bachelor Degree from Middlesex University. In 1985-1986, he was a commercial studio photographer, and while he was working in there, he watched the film "Under Fire" and then he became eager to photograph war.
"Application of Oral History in Video Documentation" Workshop

Oral history does not produce a document, it produces a documentary

According to the Oral History website of Iran, a one-day workshop on "The Application of Oral History in Video Documentation" was held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Dr. Morteza Nouraei, a professor at the University of Isfahan, and the efforts of Assarkhaneh Shahi Museum (Isfahan Community Studies Center) for interested beneficiaries. A compilation of the discussions is presented below.

Memory Night of Dibaj

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Contemporaneity of Oral History Conference and Awarding Prize of the Best Sacred Defense Book

The closing ceremony of eighteenth period of selecting the best book of Holy Defense will be held on March 03, 2019, coincident with the second National Conference on Oral History of Holy Defense. As reported by Iranian Oral History Website, according to plans of managers of the Foundation for Preservation of Relics and Publishing Values of Holy Defense, the 2nd National Conference on Oral Defense of Holy Defense and the closing of ...