“Iranian protesters on what brings them back to the streets four weeks in.”
Mass protest is often provoked by a specific humiliation, but the underlying oppression explains why unrest races through society.
Cutting hair, a mourning, a protest, an act of defiance.
“When my wife and daughter were killed in Iran’s downing of Flight PS752, my life was thrown into total darkness.”
“Every summer, our nervous little nuclear family became the heart of a sprawling community. Parties were thrown in our honour. Relatives usually separated by social status or ancient feuds broke bread together for the first time that year.”
How a journalist found her voice as her mother lost hers.
A filmmaker was producing a documentary series on the Iran hostage crisis. Then her father went missing overseas.
Naz Riahi recalls her vibrant childhood in a suburb of Tehran, and considers how the harsh realities imposed by the still new Islamic Republic seeped into her family’s life.
This week, we’re sharing stories from Laura Nahmias, Victor Luckerson, Arianne Shahvisi, Roberto José Andrade Franco, and Apoorva Tadepalli.
On the 30th anniversary of her Navy captain father’s political execution, Naz Riahi recalls her love for him, and reveals a persistent grief that is always with her.