Iran: Inside the Resistance

Iran has been in turmoil since the death of Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested by the morality police for not wearing her headscarf correctly. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest.

The regime is using strong-arm tactics to quash the rebellion, imprisoning protestors, and using live rounds of ammunition on demonstrations. The bloody crackdown has left more than 530 dead. Some have suffered public executions after show trials.

Foreign journalists have been banned in an attempt to hide the violence from the rest of the world. But with the help of citizens and Iranian reporters we managed to !lm some of the daily lives of this population. Djina, 32, no longer wears a hijab in the street. A courageous act of defiance which could earn her 72 lashes if she is arrested.

Anyone who opposes the ayatollahs risks their life. We spoke to a young woman who was locked up in the infamous prison of Evin. She describes how violence, humiliation and rape are used to terrorise political prisoners.

Dissidents are not even safe abroad. We hear from Niaz about the plot by the Iranian intelligence services against his father, who was a refugee in France. They planned to capture him and execute him, despite him having refugee status in a foreign country.


  • Year: 2023
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Ligne de Front
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  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France

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