Season 1 Episode 3 | In the Shackles of Life
During the roaring twenties and thirties, Iranian society attempts to catch up with European superpowers under Reza Shah Pahlavi with women removing veils and adopting western fashion, that is until WWII engulfs the region. In this episode, historians describe the transformative events of this vastly changing society lead by a strong military monarch.
✓ 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.