For young people in the Islamic Republic of Iran, it can seem that everything is forbidden. Even wearing ties or owning a dog risks the wrath of the “Gasht e Ershad” – the virtue police. But after 40 years of theocracy, Iranians have learned to create their own safe havens. Specialists in resourcefulness, they skirt, arrange, transgress. Ready to risk anything for those special moment of fun and relaxation.
They were the first to rise up against their leaders in 2009. The first to tweet, Facebook and YouTube updates, filming the fall-out of their failed revolution on cameraphones. Now, Iran has closed itself off to the Western press, making it difficult to get inside story from the ‘outside’.More info