Episode 103. In the Shackles of Life
News on Iran: As Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei seeks retaliation for US exit of nuclear deal and Israeli strikes in Syria, learn about Iran's historic leaders such as Reza Shah.
Episode 3 Content: Throughout the roaring twenties and thirties, Iranian modern society attempts to catch up to European superpowers under Reza Shah Pahlavi 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.
✓ Learn how Iran's new modern army impacted local tribes and lands?
✓ Explore the culture around veiling and gender segregation in Iran.
✓ Discover the modern writers in Iran who confronted despotism and Islamic traditions.