Oct 30, 2021

Braanz : Read Latest Articles on International Women's Day, Cinema and More

UNPO's Braanz project aims to bring a multilingual Iranian common space to reality by giving a platform to Baluch-speaking writers, whose works are also translated to Farsi and English. This October edition covers another wide range of subjects, ranging from International Women's Day and the difficulties women face in Baluchistan, to the art and craft of cinema

In Forgotten Citizens of Baluchistan, our editorial team covers how Baluch people in Iran are sometimes left without any documents or registration. Due to logistical issues people in the area are unable to travel to obtain documents, and there is no real census of the population as a whole. These "forgotten citizens" are an issue of concern to the Baluch community.

Anila Yousouf cover the International Women's Day and how women in Baluchistan go about their day to day challenges in light of this important day. Woem in Baluchistan struggle with childcare at a very young age and forced marriages are common. They also have very little access to resources online to help them and education is elusive.

The third article covers the history of cinema, from black and white pictures without sounds to the more modern coloured versions today. Discover how subtractive colour processes were introduced to make coloured film a reality and what the first Iranian film with spoken word was.

Lastly, our editorial team put together a Brothers Grimm tale in the Baluch and Farsi languages for our readers to enjoy, as often these have not been translated into the former yet. The tale of King Thrusbeard may be well known to some audiences but we felt we could share this also in the Baluch language.