7 Sides of a Cylinder

Film screening and panel discussion

7 Sides of a Cylinder

Organised by

Iran Heritage Foundation


Thursday 28th May 2015, 6.30pm – 8.00pm


Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP


The famous Cyrus Cylinder was the centerpiece of a British Museum exhibition that toured the United States in 2013. Believed by some to be the first declaration of human rights, the cylinder was exhibited in five major museums in cities where the Iranian diaspora have established communities. Seven young Iranian filmmakers were invited to respond to this exercise in cultural diplomacy and explain what this object from their ancient history means to them and their communities today. The result is an original and thoughtful film that says as much about the concerns and anxieties of contemporary Iranians, as it does about the Cylinder itself.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion examining the value of such experimental projects where ancient heritage is approached from outside the normal historical context and instead is used to contextualise the contemporary.


Iradj Bagherzade (Chair)
Haleh Anvari
Dr Pamela Karimi
Dr Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad
For full biographies please visit the event page


Tickets: £10 book now
If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please make it payable to ‘IHF’ and send this along with your contact details to: IHF, 63 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP
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(Friends must contact us to reserve their ticket)
The event will be followed by a drinks reception
For any inquiries please contact info@iranheritage.org, Tel: 020 7493 4766
The event will start promptly at 6.30pm so please ensure you arrive on time.

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