Iran, Utopia in the Making
A Revolution: Televised. • 57m
ایران، آرمانشهر در تکاپو
Directed by Jocelyne Saab • 1980 • Lebanon
The Iranian revolution leads to the Shah’s downfall and installation of the Islamic Republic. Avoiding the more sensational elements of the news this film questions Iranian society as a whole to try to understand what this wave of change means for the Muslim world.
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ایران: یک انقلاب سینمایی
Directed by Nader Takmil Homayoun • 2006 • Iran
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