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|Tehran: The Least Understood City in the World
|Rageh Inside Iran
Rageh Omaar embarks on a unique journey inside what he describes as one of the
most misunderstood countries in the world, looking at the country through the eyes
of people rarely heard - ordinary Iranians.
It took a year of wrangling to get permission to film inside Iran but the result is an
amazing portrayal of an energetic and vibrant country that is completely different to
the usual images seen in the media. A country of contrasts!
Rageh soon discovers that Tehran is a complex place and uncovers a city of
extremes of wealth and poverty, where some people survive on less than a dollar a
day and others shop till they drop in glitzy shopping malls.
Iran is a country that bans women from riding motorcycles but where 60 per cent of
the student population is female. It is also a youthful place, with two thirds of Iran's
70 million population under the age of 30.
Rageh meets with local people to hear their personal stories and feelings about the
current state of affairs in Iran. There are stories of taxi drivers, wrestlers, business
women, people working with drug addicts and the country's leading pop star and his
manager - the 'Simon Cowell' of Iran.
Rageh Inside Iran transcends images of angry demonstrations and burning flags to
reveal a country that isn't without its problems but which is also fascinating, dynamic
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