Health & Science
‘One Candle, Two Candles ...,’ About Forced Marriage
PNA - There may be knee-slappers to be written about forced marriage, but they aren’t to be found in the goofy, slapdash “One Candle, Two Candles ....” The Kurdish filmmaker Jano Rosebiani, who directed the well-received drama “Jiyan,” about the aftermath of chemical attacks, inflicts an antic approach on the story of a teenager betrothed to a rich older man. Sparks do not fly.
German artist gives masterclass to Syrian refugee children in Iraqi Kurdistan
PNA - Award-winning graphic artist Reinhard Kleist says working with Syrian refugee children in northern Iraq as part of an ambitious multimedia project was the most emotional work he has ever done.
Paul Walker bought Iraq war vet $9000 engagement ring
PNA - Paul Walker anonymously bought an Iraq war veteran and his fiancee a $US9000 engagement ring after overhearing the couple say they couldn't afford it.
8TH London Kurdish Film Festival
PNA - Hosting three internationally renowned Kurdish filmmakers and a range of awarded films, theLondon Kurdish Film Festivalis delighted to announce its 8thFestival from 15th to 24th November 2013.
8th London Kurdish Film Festival to kick off soon
PNA - The 8th London Kurdish Film Festival will be running from 15 to 24 November, with a full and exciting programme of feature films, documentaries and shorts from all four parts of Kurdistan.
Canada's Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for literature
PNA - The 2013 Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to Canada's Alice Munro, whom the Nobel committee called a "master of the contemporary short story". Munro is the 13th woman – and the first Canadian – to win the prestigious literature award.
London Kurdish Film Festival Screenplay Competition
PNA - Recognising the vital importance of well constructed and developed screenplays for the enrichment of Kurdish cinema, the London Kurdish Film Festival is organising a competition to select the best entry for a screenplay for a feature film on a Kurdish theme.
On Poetry: Sherko Bekas
PNA - Sherko Bekas, the acclaimed modern Kurdish poet, died yesterday (4 August) of cancer. Son of the poet Fayak Bekas, Sherko was born in Sulaymani in 1940. He joined the liberation movement in 1965, working for the Voice of Kurdistan radio station until he was forced into exile in 1986 and he then returned to south Kurdistan in 1992.
US returns 10,000 stolen artefacts to Iraq
PNA - US will return more than 10,000 artefacts stolen from Iraqi national museum after the US-led invasion in 2003, reports AFP. Iraq's senior ministry advisor Baha al-Mayahi told to AFP that Baghdad achieved an initial deal with US on returning stolen artefacts by August 2014.
Kurdish-Israeli Singer: ‘I Feel Responsible for Protecting Kurdish Culture’
PNA - Kurdish-Israeli singer Hadassa Yeshurun does not speak Kurdish, but likes to sing in the language of her ancestors for the joy it gives her fans, and because she wants to keep the language and culture alive in Israel. Whenever she picks out a song, Yeshurun says she first tries to understand the words and “connect” with the lyrics. She adds that it is her “dream” to visit and perform in the Kurdistan Region, but that she is waiting for an invitation. Here is her interview with Rudaw:
Muslim communities to begin Ramadan on Wednesday
PNA - Central Mindanao’s Darul Iftah declared July 10 (Wednesday) as the start of the Ramadan fasting season after scholars failed to see the new moon the past two nights in a centuries-old moon-sighting tradition in determining the advent of the “holy month” where Muslims fast at daytime for one lunar cycle.
2013 Los Angeles Film Festival Announces Award Winners
PNA-Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced the jury and audience award winners for the 2013 Festival at the Awards Brunch, hosted by CHAYA Downtown for the fourth year.
Beginning of Academic Year
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