Creating people's geographies
An interesting and multi-dimensional look at the vibrant city life of Tehran, metropolitan population: 12 million.
(Note to Homeyra: taking travel notes! May see you along Valiasr Street one day!) ;)
Architecture looks stunning, people fascinating, traffic looks a bit scary though! It runs for almost 90 minutes, so this movie-length feature documentary may need to be viewed in installments, but its a very worthwhile program—I couldn’t help watching it in one sitting. I learned much, but it has generated even more questions and interest about Iran. Highly recommended.
The BBC’s Rageh Omaar meets with local people to hear their personal stories and feelings about the current state of affairs in Iran. There are stories of taxi drivers, wrestlers, business women, people working with drug addicts and the country’s leading pop star and his manager – the ‘Simon Cowell’ of Iran.
Rageh Inside Iran transcends images of angry demonstrations and burning flags to reveal a country that isn’t without its problems but which is also fascinating, dynamic and hospitable.