Interviews

  • January 04, 2018 Interviews 20326

    Iranian people can bring about desired change

    CAIRO – 2 January 2018: “Iranian people have the unwavering ability to bring about the desired change,” Iran's former Empress Farah Deba said in press statements to Youm7 on Monday. Diba also added that more than 70 cities and about 22 provinces joined the protest movement in Iran that has been ongoing for more than seven days now. “The Iranians have endured 39 years of corruption and brutality under an oppressive regime and their patience had run out; they are willing to make a move.” In previous statements to Youm7 on July 30 after the death…
  • Feb 28, 2017

    The collection of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

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    The collection of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art was to be shown in Berlin in December, but Iranian officials declined permission to send the artworks out of the country. SPIEGEL spoke with former Empress Farah Pahlavi, who assembled the collection in the 1970s. She's been living in exile for 38 years. The photos of the opening ceremonies for the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art from 1977 depict a country that no longer exists. They show men dancing bawdily in tight pants and dark…
  • Feb 26, 2017

    Former Empress of Iran: “We wanted to create progress”

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    Within the basement of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, sealed away from public view the majority of the time, there lies a collection of images bearing silent testimony to a world now long passed. The scenes show men dancing to music, women wearing fashionable clothing sitting in university lectures, stylish young couples enjoying what is for all appearances a relaxed and easy living. The images could well be of any Western country, but in fact show life in Iran during the final decade…
  • Mar 04, 2014

    Achievements and Progress during the reign of the Pahlavi Monarch

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    In 1976, Iran became the first country among the nations of the so-called “South” to reverse the brain drain, while the number of its educated people reached levels necessary for a qualitative leap in the areas of science and technology. Had Iran been able to complete its petrochemical projects, it could have become one of the world’s largest petrochemical centers many years ago. In 1974, Iran launched a peaceful nuclear program to develop a nuclear energy industry that, if continued, it could…
  • Jan 10, 2014

    CULTURE - FARAH PAHLAVI

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    "They cannot stop culture. And sometimes when there is pressure, artists become more creative". Farah Pahlavi Her Imperial Majesty Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran—as she wasofficially known until 1979, when her husband, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, was overthrown and replaced by the Islamic Republic of Ayatollah Khomeini—was recently in New York to attend the opening of "Iran Modern," a major exhibition of Iranian art from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, at the Asia Society on Park Avenue. Tall and…
  • Dec 13, 2013

    Exclusive interview with Point De Vue

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    H.I.M. Empress Farah Pahlavi exclusive interview with Point De Vue on her 75th Birthday 75 Years of a life like no other and a contrasted destiny of highs and lows. One of a young Iranian student known as Farah Diba who became Empress, but has known exile, the death of her husband and that of her two youngest children. Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi received “Point de Vue” in her home in Washington. Responding candidly to questions by our correspondent Vincent Meylan in presence of her three…
  • Nov 17, 2011

    Shahbanou Farah with her 4th granddaughter Princess Iryana

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    Shahbanou Farah with her 4th granddaughter Iryana, daughter of the late Prince Alireza Pahlavi Introduction In French Heureusement, il y a aussi des moments de bonheur et d’émotion dans la vie d’une impératrice en exil. Le jour où Farah a tenu dans ses bras pour la première fois sa quatrième petite-fille fille est l’un de ceux-ci. Iryana est née le 26 juillet 2011 aux États-Unis. Hélas, elle est arrivée sept mois après la mort de son papa. C’était il y a presque un an, le 4 janvier 2011. Un…
  • Jan 01, 2011

    Iranian Artist Bahman Mohasses

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    Remembering Mohasses By Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi The 1960s in Iran were the years when I encouraged both the government and private sectors to support Contemporary artists and buy their works. During that period, I was deeply involved in the preservation of our ancient art and culture. It was at such a time, at a biennial organized by the Ministry of Culture, that I came to know of Bahman Mohasses, and I later met him privately. He had a wonderful sense of humor and he always made me laugh.…
  • Jan 01, 2010

    The Queen of Culture Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi

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    In an exclusive interview with Canvas , Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi reveals unchanged and enduring passions: art, culture, her compatriots and her beloved Iran. Read the whole Article
  • Sep 15, 2009

    Iran's Empress Opens Her Heart

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    Cry Her Beloved Country Half a century ago, then-Miss Farah Diba married the shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who crownwd her Shahbanou, or Empress, eight years later. This past June, 30 years since the Islamic revolution overthrew the Shah, the Empress watched as her homeland erupted in protest against a disputed presidential election. In a rare intimate interview with New York gallery owner and longtime family friend Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller, the Shahbanou shares her sadness, her…
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