Archiv für den Tag 28. Dezember 2013

IRAN- Prostitution in Iran, Documentary.

From Tehran to Cairo / از تهران تا قاهره

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BBC Iran and the West – The Man who Changed the World – ایران و غ

History of Modern Iran: A Nuclear Islamic Republic | BBC Documentary

Iran and the West is the name of a three part British documentary series shown in February 2009 on BBC Two to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The documentary looks at the relationship between Iran and the countries of the west and features interviews with politicians who have played significant roles in events involving Iran, Europe and the United States since 1979. The series is produced by Norma Percy, whose previous series include The Death of Yugoslavia and Israel and the Arabs: Elusive Peace.

Militant Islam enjoyed its first modern triumph with the arrival in power of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran in 1979. In this series of three programmes, key figures tell the inside story.

Former US president Jimmy Carter talks on television for the first time about the episode that, more than any other, led American voters to eject him from the presidency. Iran’s seizure of the US embassy in Tehran and the holding of its staff for 444 days took more and more of Carter’s time and energy. His final days in office were dominated by desperate attempts to secure the release of the embassy hostages. Those who sat in the White House with him, planning how to rescue the hostages, how to negotiate their release and, finally, wondering whether anything could be rescued from the disaster, all tell their part in the story.

Other contributors include former vice president Walter Mondale, ex-deputy secretary of state Warren Christopher and former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski. The other side of the story is told by top Iranians: Ayatollah Khomeini’s close adviser, Grand Ayatollah Montazeri; his first foreign minister, Ebrahim Yazdi; his negotiator with the US, Sadeq Tabatabai; and the founder of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Mohsen Rafiqdoust

Second episode in the documentary series marking the 30th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution. Inside stories are told by two ex-presidents of Iran, Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami, by two founders of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, and by leading westerners including Secretaries of State George Shultz, Warren Christopher and Madeleine Albright.

In part three of this landmark series from Norma Percy and the team that made the multi-award winning documentaries The Death of Yugoslavia and Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs, contributors including Iran’s President Khatami tell the inside story of the West’s continuing nuclear confrontation with Iran. The film also shows a rare moment when they worked together.

US State Department insiders tell how, after 9/11, Iran played a key role in helping America to topple the Taliban in Afghanistan – only for President Bush to put Iran into his ‚axis of evil‘ immediately afterwards. Jack Straw, then foreign secretary, and President Khatami describe how Iran offered to help the US and its allies in their war against Saddam Hussein – help that, given Iran’s powerful contacts in Iraq and the West’s subsequent difficulties there, might have made a crucial difference.

Jack Straw, his successor Margaret Beckett, and Joschka Fischer of Germany describe how they struggled to find a compromise between Iran and President Bush’s hardliners over Iran’s nuclear programme. John Sawers at the UN reveals an extraordinary secret deal that Iran proposed a few years later.

 

Four Wives and One Husband – Polygamy in Iran – Documentary

An intimate portrait of a polygamist family in a rural Iranian village. The intricacies of the relationships between the four wives, their husband, their astoundingly free-spoken mother-in-law and their numerous children. Sometimes humorous and often heartbreaking, this film follows the daily lives of the wives whose situation has turned them into both bitter rivals and co-conspirators against their abusive husband.

Divorce Iranian Style – Family Court Rooms in Iran – Documentary

Divorce Iranian Style challenges preconceptions about what life is like for women in Iran. The most startling thing about the film is simply that it was made. The filmmakers follow the cases of three women who are attempting to divorce their husbands. Although Iranian religious law frowns on divorce, a man is allowed to claim the privilege without needing to show cause, provided
he pays his ex-wife compensation. A woman, however, can only sue for divorce if she can prove that her husband is sterile or mad, or if he agrees to let her out of their marriage contract. In the last case, the compensation becomes the bargaining chip: the man will sometimes give his wife her freedom if he doesn’t have to pay.

The women are assertive, demanding, and persistent to a degree that confounds stereotypes of oppression. They challenge the judge, badger the uncooperative clerk for misplaced files, chew out their husbands and their husbands‘ families.
At one point, the judge tells a little girl (the daughter of the court stenographer who has been a fixture in the court from the age of two months) that he has a man picked out for her who’s „not like the riffraff that come in here.“ The girl
has a more radical plan: „I won’t marry ever, now that I know what husbands are like.“

 

Iran: Die goldene Chance

von Katajun Amirpur

Die Einschätzungen über den neuen iranischen Präsidenten Hassan Rohani gehen weit auseinander: Während er vielerorts als Hoffnungsträger für ein Ende des Atomkonflikts zwischen dem Iran und der Weltgemeinschaft angesehen wird, kann die israelische Regierung nur taktische Manöver erkennen und bleibt skeptisch.

Mit seiner ersten Rede vor der UN-Vollversammlung setzte Hassan Rohani Ende September einen deutlichen Kontrapunkt zu seinem Vorgänger Ahmadinedschad und betonte sein Bemühen um Entspannung. Er sagte dort ausdrücklich, dass „Atomwaffen und andere Massenvernichtungswaffen […] keinen Platz in Irans Sicherheits- und Verteidigungsprogramm“ hätten. Stattdessen verfolge der Iran mit seinem Atomprogramm ausschließlich friedliche Zwecke.

Für den israelischen Ministerpräsidenten Benjamin Netanjahu ist Rohani dennoch ein Wolf im Schafspelz. Er bezeichnete dessen Rede als zynisch und heuchlerisch: „Ich wünschte, ich könnte Rohani glauben, aber ich tue es nicht“, sagte Netanjahu vor der UN-Vollversammung. „Der Iran will sich in die Lage bringen, schnell Atombomben zu bauen, bevor die internationale Gemeinschaft es merken oder gar verhindern kann.“

In den Vereinigten Staaten hingegen wurden Rohanis Worte vielfach begrüßt. Bereits vor der Rede hatte Barack Obama neue Verhandlungen über das iranische Atomprogramm angekündigt. Und auch viele Iraner sehen in dem neuen Präsidenten eine große Chance auf politischen Wandel. Nur wenige Tage nach Rohanis Rede unterzeichneten 511 iranische Intellektuelle, unter ihnen 88 ehemalige und selbst gegenwärtige politische Gefangene, einen offenen Brief an Barack Obama. „Nun sind Sie an der Reihe, Präsident Obama“, schreiben der bekannte Filmregisseur Asghar Farhadi und die Menschenrechtsaktivistin Nazanin Khosravani.[1]

Sie heben hervor, was Rohani seit seinem Amtsantritt bereits erreicht hat: Die Atmosphäre in der iranischen Politik und Gesellschaft sei offener, zahlreiche politische Gefangene sind freigelassen worden. All dies bereite den Boden dafür, den gordischen Knoten der amerikanisch-iranischen Entfremdung zu durchschlagen.

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