Episode 101: Sunrise of Justice
As current protests in Iran continue to confront the Islamic regime, the country could be headed for either a complete regime change or a takeover by the IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps) encouraged by Iran's falling oil economy since the US withdraw from the nuclear deal. As Iran's national spending and military objective in Syria aims to threaten Israel, protestors throughout Iran are shouting, "Death to Khamenie; Death to Palestine, and Reza Shah, God Bless Your Soul." Could these protests evolve into a new revolution in Iran to free itself from Islamic government? This series shows the history of Iran that has lead to today's conflicts inside the country, the region, and the global landscape. Also available on Vimeo on Demand.
Episode 1: In 1905, Iran is entrenched in protests, revolution, and civil war. Revolutionaries in Iran and from brotherhoods and secret societies across borders unite in a desperate struggle to free Iran and it's neighbor, the Ottoman Empire, from arbitrary rule and tyranny. This is the beginning of Iran's push for freedom and democracy including women's empowerment, and it is also the origin of political Islam that ultimately became the Islamic Republic of Iran today.
✓ Learn when the first Islamic Shia State was created.
✓ Explore Iran's first journalists at the turn of the 20th century.
✓ Discover the underground secret societies of Iran called, anjomans.