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The Genius of Omar Khayyam & The Election that Shook Iran

10/23/2010 – 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pasfarda is proud to present along with the Gene Siskel Film Center, The Genius of Omar Khayyam and The Election that Shook Iran, and to bring to Chicago Mr. Sadeq Saba.

Sadeq Saba, Iranian affairs analyst and head of the BBC’s Persian Service, presents and discusses two BBC reports exploring aspects of Iran’s history, culture and politics.
THE GENIUS OF OMAR KHAYYAM traces the interface between East and West that occurred when the poetry of Omar Khayyam was translated from Persian into English by the Victorian poet Edward Fitzgerald, and considers the official ambivalence with which Khayyam is regarded in Iran today despite his grassroots popularity.
In THE ELECTION THAT SHOOK IRAN, Saba analyzes the political situation following Iran’s violently disputed 2009 election.

Please join Pasfarda after the screening on October 23, 2010 for a conversation between Mr. Sadeq Saba and Jerome McDonnell of Worldview of the Chicago Public Radio.
The Q&A; will be followed by a reception at the Gene Siskel.


Sat, Oct 23, 2010 @ 7:00pm | Sun, Oct 24, 2010 @ 5:00pm
Film screening: $10. Gene Siskel box office or by visiting Gene Siskel’s website:
Film + Reception on October 23, 2010: $25 – Payable at the venue.

$10 Film | $25 Film + Reception Oct 23, 2010

Sadeq Saba on WBEZ WorldView
Sadeq Saba appears on Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview program, October 22, 2010


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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