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Nasseredin Shah and his 84 wives

July 2, 2011 Leave a comment

In 1842 the 11 year-old heir to the Persian throne, Nasseredin Mirza, received a photographic camera from Queen Victoria of England. In the following decades he documented his life: his many wives, his jesters and clowns, his glorious palaces, and his jewels and treasures. As such he revealed to the public eye, what the public eye never was supposed to see.
Through animated sequences and photos taken by Nasseredin Shah and his court, the film depicts the rivalry and intrigues within the harem, the corruption, the secret murders, the political power struggle, the Shah’s obsession with a beautiful calico cat, as well as Persia’s troubled relation to Europe.
A film by Beate Petersen

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Shah of Iran’s last interview in Panama

June 19, 2011 Leave a comment

The Second World War (Timeline)

June 18, 2011 Leave a comment

A history of Student Revolt

May 24, 2011 Leave a comment

John ReesĀ charts the political history of student movements – from volunteer strikebreakers in the twenties to their more recent role as a catalyst for mass movements of radical social change.

I Knew the Shah

May 14, 2011 Leave a comment
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Iran’s Documentary of Yesterday and Today (Rick Steves)

Join Rick as he explores the most surprising and fascinating land he’s ever visited: Iran. In a one-hour, ground-breaking travel special on public television, you’ll discover the splendid monuments of Iran’s rich and glorious past, learn more about the 20th-century story of this perplexing nation, and experience Iranian life today in its historic capital and in a countryside village. Most important, you’ll meet the people of this nation whose government so exasperates our own.

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Rise Of The Fourth Reich

April 15, 2011 Leave a comment
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Anatomy of a Revolution (Aljazeera – Documentary)

April 9, 2011 Leave a comment

After decades of royal rule millions of Iranians took to the streets in a popular movement against a regime that was seen as brutal, corrupt and illegitimate. Revolutionary forces, under the leadership of Grand Ayatollah Khomeini, forced the Shah of Iran into exile. His government was overthrown and replaced by a new Islamic order. The Islamic revolution put Iran on a new path – one that brought it to war with its neighbour and ongoing conflict with the West. Anatomy of a Revolution tells this story.

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Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony: The Mind of God (BBC – Horizon)

March 29, 2011 Leave a comment

As Albert Einstein lay on his deathbed, he asked only for his glasses, his writing implements and his latest equations. He knew he was dying, yet he continued his work. In those final hours of his life, while fading in and out of consciousness, he was working on what he hoped would be his greatest work of all. It was a project of monumental complexity. It was a project that he hoped would unlock the mind of God.

Iran, Journey to the End of the Earth

March 13, 2011 Leave a comment

The famous Australian photojournalist and documentary filmmaker, David Alexander Ian Adams, was born on 26th June, 1963. As a photojournalist, he started his career by writing articles for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Good Weekend.

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