Not only does it look amazing, but the events are astonishingly moving.
Before elections in May 2009, students took to the streets wearing green in support of opposition candidate Mousavi, who promised to turn around years of President Ahmadinejad's economic corruption and brutal social oppression. But on election day, the newspapers, internet and SMS systems mysteriously shut down amid general chaos at polling stations. And with Mousavi so far ahead in popularity, everyone was stunned when he lost in a clear case of government fraud. So hundreds of thousands peacefully protested the loss of their democratic rights. And the miliary opened fire.
Continue reading: The Green Wave Review
Four women are struggling to cope with their place in Tehran society as their country is going through serious political upheaval. Almost 30, Munis (Toloui) lives with her brother (Zahir), who insists that she find a husband even though she doesn't want one. Her young friend Faezeh (Ferydoni) is trying to do everything the correct way; Zarin (Toth) is trapped working in a brothel. And at nearly 50, Fakhri (Shahrzad) leaves her husband (Tehrani) to open an orchard that becomes an oasis for the other women to escape their restricted lives.
Continue reading: Women Without Men Review
What's new in the music world this week?
'Sounds of Silence' was released on this day (January 17th) in 1966.
Listen to Alex Bayly performing 'Animal'.
Two weeks ahead of Independent Venue Week, Dry Cleaning made 'Britain's Best Small Venue 2015' (NME) the second port of call on their 2020 tour.
'Leave Home' was released on this day (January 10th) in 1977.
For their last gig of the year, The Libertines came back to their adopted hometown of Margate to finish off their latest tour.
Celebrating the birthday of David Bowie with his most legendary songs.