Journey in Iran

The series Journeys in Iran through engaging stories and beautiful, expressive photographs, and a map of each journey presents a fresh outlook on the history, nature, customs, habits, and popular culture of this country.

After fifty years of traveling, making notes, researching, writing, and directing more than eighty documentary films, the experience and creativity of Manouchehr Tayyab, the prominent Iranian documentary-maker, reached a peak in the presentation of four books accompanying four long documentaries. The series Journeys in Iran consists of;
1. Persian Sea
2. Along the Wind in the Solitude of the Desert
3. Zagros, Cradle of Old Civilization
4. Alborz, the Birthplace of a Culture as Old as History defines the scope of Iran’s geographical and cultural borders, from prehistoric times until the present.
The shaping of this series began about ten years ago, with the first handwritten notes, named ‘Directors’ illustrated notes. Ketab-e Khorshid Publication Journey in Iran Manouchehr Tayyab Born in Tehran in 1937 1958 -1961 Study of Architecture, Technical University of Vienna, Austria.
1963 Graduate of the Film School of the State Academy of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna, Austria.
1957-1970 Film Critic, Correspondent, Translator.
1967-1970 Teaching Cinema, College of Performing Arts, Tehran.
1970-1972 Teaching Cinema, College of Cinema and Television, Tehran.
1967-1972 Chairman, Cinematography and Photography Department, College of Mass Communication, Tehran.
1984-1987 Program Associate, Learning Technology Services, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.
1963 Member of the International Jury, 2nd Tehran International Festival of Educational Film.
1967 Member of the Jury of Ministry of Culture and Arts, Tehran International Film Festival for Children.
1977 Member of Jury CIDALC, (UNESCO Commission for the Promotion of Art and Literature through Film), 14th International Film Festival of Short Films Cracow, Poland.
2002 Member of the International Jury International Film Festival of Mountains and Exploration “Cita di Trento”, Italy. Permanent member of the Iranian Academy of Arts.
1964 Silver Delfan, Tehran International Festival of Educational Films, “Ceramics”
1965 “The Rhythm”, Selected film by UNESCO for teaching editing in its film schools.
1970 Diploma of Honour, Berlin Film Festival, “Friday Mosque of Esfahan”
1972 Diploma of Honour, Vienna Film Festival “The Rhythm”
1973 Diploma of Honour, Vienna Film Festival, “Religions in Iran”
1976 Golden Delfan, Tehran, International Festival of Educational Films, “Safavid Architecture” |
1977 Diploma of Honour, Moscow Film Festival, “Esfahan, Geometry on the Human Scale”
1998 Diploma of Honour, Roshd International film and Video Festival, “Then, the Soul of the Mother Earth Complained”
2000 Golden Dolphin, The first festival of documentary films on Iranian Cultural Heritage Kish Island, Life time work (making documentaries)
2001 Golden Book, Roshd International Film and Video Festival, Life time work (making documentaries)
2001 One of the seven documentaries, selected by The European Film Critics, Locarno Film Festival, “Hamrah-e Bad” 2001 Silver Plate, Best Scenario/ Directing, International Film Festival of Mountains and Exploration “Cita di Trento”, “Hamrah-e Bad …”
2004 Selected documentary, First Iran-Zamin Culture Festival, “Hamrah-e Bad …”
2005 Selected Book, Fifth Soshd Educational Book Festival, “Hamrahe-e Bad …”

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