3. In the Shackles of Life

Release Date: April 3, 2018 Runtime: 53 min Produced by Archival Institute

Society undergoes civilizing reforms amidst the curious cases of missing dogs, deputies, and communists.

Throughout the roaring twenties and thirties, Iranian society attempts to catch up to European superpowers without veils but with new hats until WWII engulfs the region. Historians describe the transformative events of this vastly changing society lead by a strong military monarch. Animation inspired by A Stray Dog by modern writer, Sadegh Hedayat, intertwined with historical events express this period’s desires.

✓ How does the new modern army shape the tribes?

✓ How were modern writers of Iran inspired by Europe?

✓ What happens to 53 Marxists?