An original film production. Zoya, a healthcare professional in her early 30s, finds herself struggling with feelings of boredom and anxiety during the pandemic. Covering her life from Navroz 2020 to Navroz 2021, the film uses music and poetry to explore her physical and mental health, touching on the initial isolation, fear, and anxiety, and moving on to coping skills, hope, and connection through family and community. Over the span of a few months, comical conversations with her family and “slice of life” scenes reveal different aspects of her life. (English with snippets of languages spoken by the Jamat with subtitles)
Join us in welcoming Navroz into our lives through various devotional expressions, i.e., the Quran, Ginan, Qasida, and various poetic recitations.
Navroz festivities kick-off with Friday Night Reflections, Canada's weekly show, where host Zain Velji takes us on a retrospective journey of the Jamat over the past year, reflecting on strengths, talents, and connections that have sustained us. In a wide-ranging interview with President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha, the two explore the events that have shaped the past twelve months and reflect on the hope and optimism in the future that lies ahead.
The Council for USA in collaboration with The City of Houston, The Asia Society Texas Center, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, The Children's Museum Houston, EarthX, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, bring this special program which aims to create awareness of Navroz and the various cultural traditions, highlighting the visual, performance and culinary arts.
Join the Afghanistan Jamat as they celebrate Navroz with music, song, and dance using traditional instruments such as the rubab, ghichak, and tabla.
Hope Springs Eternal is an inspirational and educational program that explores the meaning and history of Navroz, touching on the diverse ways in which the festival is celebrated in different parts of the world and the significance of the Haft Seen and rozi. The show focuses on messages of rebirth, rejuvenation, and hope for the future, particularly as we can begin to imagine our lives beyond the pandemic. It incorporates verses of the Qur’an, quotes from Mawlana Hazar Imam, and devotional poetry from the Persian, Arabic, and South Asian traditions.
ITREB UK Navroz talk: Celebrating Cultural Diversity & Looking Ahead to a Better Future – 21 March 2021
ITREB UK Navroz talk: Celebrating Cultural Diversity and Looking Ahead to a Better Future by Shiraz Kabani.