Cultural Heritage Desk May 22 marked International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) or World Biodiversity Day. The motto for this year was 'Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism'.
Biodiversity and sustainable tourism
Iranian short films 'The Guy Came on Horseback' and 'Born in Mordad' won awards at the 2nd Sixteen International Film Festival (16IFF) in the Indian city of Jaipur.
Two Iranian films scoop awards at India's 16IFF
Iran's Hamed Alizadeh was named the top winner in the recitation category at the 59th Malaysia's international Qur'an competition which came to a close with a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur.
Iranian reciter bags top prize in Malaysia Int'l Qur'an contest
Tochal is a 3,962 meter-high mountain peak in northern Tehran, which is a part of Alborz Mountain Range. The southern slopes of Tochal are adjacent to Tehran. It overlooks the city.
Tochal: A mountain in north of Tehran
Producer Jeffrey Katzenberg has been feted with an honorary Palme d'Or prize at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in southern France.
Katzenberg feted with Cannes Palme d'Or
Iranian film 'Lerd' (A Man of Integrity), directed by Mohammad Rasoulof, was screened on the third day of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
'Lerd' screened at 2017 Cannes Film Festival
Sheikh Attar Neishabouri:
Abu Hamid bin Abu Bakr Ibrahim-Attar, (1,110-1221 CE) ― born in Neishabour, northeast of Iran ― was a Persian poet, theoretician of Sufism during the Seljuk period. His tomb is in Iran's northeastern city of Neishabour.
One of the most famous poets in Iran
Iranian Academy Award winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi launched the 70th Cannes Film Festival in France. He bagan the world cultural event with a speech at the opening ceremony.
Farhadi opens Cannes festival
Short animated piece 'The Servant', directed by Iranian filmmaker Farnoush Abedi, will take part in the 6th Snake Alley Festival of Film in Iowa, the US.
'The Servant' twirls through to Snake Valley festival in US

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