By Sadeq Dehqan
Women’s participation in various economic and social fields is one of the major indicators of development in any country, based on which societies try to provide the opportunities for their participation to benefit from social, economic, cultural and educational sectors of the society.
Portugal is known for its love of ceramics, with the colorful tiles creating impressive artworks and embellishing the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, ordinary houses, schools, and even railway stations around the country.
Leading women in British theatre expressed concern that cash-strapped theatres could prioritise staging “safe” work by men and face an exodus of female talent if urgent action is not taken to support women after the pandemic.
Iranian filmmaker Narges Abyar, who made such films as ‘When the Moon Was Full’ (2019), ‘Breath’ (2016), and ‘Track 143’ (2014) has no doubt that the world needs more talented female filmmakers. Actually, there is a ‘dire need’ for them, she says. Her latest film, ‘Pinto,’ which is specifically about women and their problems in a complex, traditional society, will soon be released, distributed by Outsider Pictures. She is also making a series based on the well-known Iranian novel, ‘Savušun,’ written by Simin Daneshvar, the reputed Iranian female author, as well as currently working in China on a joint project on the Silk Road.
Interest in the Olympic Games among women is rising, with nearly as many women as men now keen on the sports extravaganza due to begin in the Japanese capital at the end of next week, according to research released on Wednesday.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its newly elected 2021–2022 Board of Governors. Among the first-timers is Rita Wilson for the Actors Branch, while Oscar- and Emmy-winning director Susanne Bier returns for a new term in the Directors Branch, as does two-time Oscar show producer Jennifer Todd for the Producers Branch. Seven out of 12 governors elected for the first time are women, as are three out of four returning governors.