Although this blog is supposed to be about contemporary art but I liked to take the opportunity and share with you some insides about Iran.
During our quarter we all discussed many different subjects and I have been asked by many of my wonderful classmates if Iran is what they see in the news or not. It's hard to explain what Iran is but I found a documentary done by BBC in Tehran that touches so many different level of the society. It does show the Good, The Bad and The Ugly. It's about an hour long but I tried to mark some sort of Index if you don't want to watch the whole thing.
It starts showing an overall image of Tehran.
00: 22: Young population and Music producer.
00: 26: Government supported anti US demonstration
00: 29: Uptown malls - Westernizes
00:48: Women's rolles in the society
1: 19: Government supported demonstrations
1:20: NO freedom of expression in publication
It's an overall truth. It didn't cover much about the wealthy part of Iran but in general was very accurate in the area that it covered.
Behind the Rhetoric: The Real Iran | BBC Documentary