Iran and Afghanistan: Before Revolution and War

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, Chuck Paine will be presenting “Iran and Afghanistan: Before Revolution and War”, a colorful slide show at Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor, Thursday, April 21st  at 7pm. Chuck served in Iran between 1969 and 1971 and traveled widely throughout Iran and Afghanistan with camera in hand. His talk will take you far beyond the well-traveled tourist routes into remote villages where only someone fluent in the local language would be able to go. He will show you two of his favorite places in the entire word. Isfahan, in the center of Iran, is a splendid oasis with the most monumental architecture in the Middle East. Herat is the third largest city in Afghanistan, a place with less than one mile of paved road in 1970, occupied by some of the most beautiful people on earth. Most interesting, he believes, are the far flung mud-brick villages which lie a thousand kilometers beyond any fealty to Tehran or Kabul and which very likely look the same today as forty years ago. For more information about this program, contact the library at 372-8961