Observing Iran – inside out


Nation of Exiles – Documentary about the Green Movement in Iran
April 29, 2011, 12:58 am
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Nation of Exiles from Percival Mosaedi on Vimeo.



Mehdi Karroubi – Iranian of the year (2010)
February 26, 2011, 4:16 am
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Dariush – The voice of a nation
October 17, 2010, 4:30 pm
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Dariush



Hey Ayatollah, leave those kids alone!
July 30, 2010, 2:28 pm
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A touching poem by a brave lioness
March 19, 2010, 2:34 pm
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The Class is Empty without Your Presence
By: Hila Sedighi

In this rainy autumn,
The sky is about to burst
into tears
as if a cloud
is kneeling to cry for the past fiery summer.

The spirit of school ,the smells of the alphabet
The screech of ringing bell.
Our unsanctioned laughter and our slight joys
were met with constant rage and accusations.
These were our youth days!
It is autumn and the school re-opens.
I am filled with moments and memories in this classroom where you are no more.
you are not in the class , instead perished flowers at your desk.
It is autumn and I am so full of rain
It is autumn and I am so full of rain
I am imprisoned by my own rage.
What a beautiful tomorrow we dreamed of
It is all lost and in vain now.
What great times and what dreams of transition
searching for light.
Me and you!
We were the generation that was not allowed to fly.
Me and you!
We were the generation that could not fly!
Enslaved in the claws hawk .That hawk which killed you in front of my eyes ,whit its sharp claws.
It brought all of our dreams to ruin.
and separated our hands of friendship.
You drank the poison of death,
and left me suddenly.
I swear to the tears that roll down a mother’s face
to our eternal thoughts
to each drop of blood of love
to the burning imprisoned hearts
My heart shattered in a hundred pieces that fell to the ground
The sorrow cut my heart into a hundred pieces.
Tell me
Tell me are you happy in your new place.
Are you free in the other world? (after death)
Do you still remember our younger years?
Do you still love your country?
Tell me, are there no perverts where you are?
Is the fate of cedars and greens indebted to axes?
is there any one to steal your fine thoughts over there?
is there any rape to your respect over there?
Tell me is there any news from unknown graves?
Do you hear the woes of the mothers?
Oh my classmate, recite my poem, wistfully
again it s autumn and sky is full of our woes is about to burst into tears
I am left with an empty chair where you used to sit
I am left with an empty chair where you used to sit
And the perished flowers on your desk.



A documentary of the summers election in Iran

I wanted to share a documentary video in YouTube with you. The video is 52 min long, and has clips of the demonstrations, speeches from the opposition leadership and the regime in well-kept order. If you have a fast broadband or 3G internet connection, it’s worth the hour. And please try to share it with others you think might be interested.

Seeing some of these footage, awakes the memories of  summer of 2009…



Iran in the 70’s
March 7, 2010, 11:50 am
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A friend of mine whose a 27-year-old Iranian, was surprised to see some footage from Tehran before the revolution. I thought most of the young generation was familiar with Iran before the revolution.

This is a clip on a middle class family on a trip to northern Iran, at the beaches of the Caspian Sea. Of course this doesn’t represent how Iran was in the 70’s, but it’s nice to see the old relaxed environment of Iran. I enjoyed the clip as I came across it in Iranian.com 🙂 A Nostalgic trip