Almost 65 years ago, the CIA overthrew Iran's first democratically elected prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh. Recently the U.S. State ...More
Iranian politicians like to refer to their country as an "island of stability" in the Middle East. But the country has severe ...More
The "Visions of Iran" film festival featured contemporary Iranian documentaries, giving European audiences a unique birds-eye view into ...More
Within eyeshot of the Bosnian-Croatian border, thousands of refugees are camping in squalor on a former garbage site. Their supplies are ...More
No more exile, no more mourning for a lost homeland. In her latest film "In Search of Oum Kulthum" the well-known director ...More
At the Dok Leipzig Documentary Film Festival, Iran was not an official focus of the programme. But Iran-related films were among the ...More
In spite of strict moral regulations, plastic surgery is allowed in Iran. More than 60,000 Iranian women per year get nose surgery. Such contradictions have informed Tehran-born artist Homa Arkani's work since 1983.