Journey of an American Zoroastrian in Modern Iran
In June 2007, Deena Guzder received funding from the Carnegie and Knight Foundations to journey across Iran and report on minority religious communities.
Mark Glaser of PBS commented on her reporting:
“Guzder’s search for her Zoroastrian roots in Iran was first person and conversational. What a relief not to hear more bombastic elite punditry or daily rants of politicians taking us closer to war. If we could only hear these voices more often, and have constant cross-cultural communication, maybe we would have less war mongering and more peacemaking. Maybe, with deliberation and tough debate, we would discover our differences and similarities”.
“Merchant Princes of India”
Directed by the well-known filmmaker Zafar Hai, ‘Merchant Princes of Bombay’ is an unusual half hour documentary that touches on the life and times of four men whose spectacular business careers spanned the nineteenth century: Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, David Sassoon, Premchand Roychand and Jamsetji Tata.
“The Journey of An American Zoroastrian in Modern Iran”
Z O RO A S T R I A N A S S O C I A T I O N O F H O U S T O N
ZAH Library Annual DINNER & PROGRAM
IN COLLABORATION WITH
Zoroastrian Heritage & Cultural Center
Saturday, October 18, 2008
7:00pm – Meet & Greet
7:30pm – Dinner & Program
Join us for an evening with friends to dinner and celebrate the
accomplishments of our Library over the last year. An exciting
program follows. Deena Guzder will recreate her experience
reporting on the Persian Zoroastrian community in Los Angeles,
New York and Chicago as well as in Tehran, Yazd and Shiraz.
Using photos, an interactive map and a short documentary,
Guzder will convey how Persian Zoroastrians are preserving
their faith here and in the motherland.
Dinner Ticket: $15.00 adults
For reservations contact: Arnavaz Sethna : 281.499.1832
Courtesy : Behram Pastakia