Iran Veiled Appearances

Thierry Michel

Belgium/France 2002.

He is using a metaphor for the life of his own generation as he and many others see it. No future for them. There is anger and despair in his voice, and fear is easy to read in the eyes of some of his friends standing around him. The same young person continues saying straightforwardly that he cannot forgive those who brought this revolution. The Shah is dead and gone and the Prophet (Khomeini) is also dead, but you are not allowed to fly, to live a decent life, is what this young man says. A decent life does not necessarily mean a Western life; other youths express their total confusion as to where to look for a desirable ideology.

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