Rageh Inside Iran

Rageh Inside IranWhat do we really know about the Islamic Republic of Iran, aside from a Cold War rhetoric of politicians on both sides each accusing the other of evil?

Rageh Omaar embarks on a unique journey inside what he describes as one of the most misunderstood countries in the world, looking at the country through the eyes of people rarely heard - ordinary Iranians.

It took a year of wrangling to get permission to film inside Iran but the result is an amazing portrayal of an energetic and vibrant country that is completely different to the usual images seen in the media.

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Ratings: 7.89/10 from 9 users.

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15 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Peaceforall1998

    I'm iranian and let me tell u. Iran is a prison with 75 million prisoners. We iranians like to overthrow the Islamic regime and have a democratic country.

  2. Robert McCall

    Great doco - I´d live there.

  3. 0zyxcba1

    4,000 lesbians and gays have been executed since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Methods of execution include; beheading, chopped in two, stoning to death, burning alive, and being thrown alive from a high building
    For sources, see newer comment above this

    1. documentaryholic

      im from Iran and i live here
      and i am a homosexual but let me tell you something! these are just media!!!
      we have lots of problems here such as sanction and stuff like that!! but as a gay man i live here very tranquil and relax :)

  4. Mohammad Tayyab Khusro

    excellent documentary ...please come to pakistan and cover the urban life and the life of an average man



  6. Sahar

    Such an interesting documentary. I'm Iranian myself but left the country at 10 years old. His analysis have been very accurate about the country, it's culture and people. We have many proud people who want nothing to protect their country and it's name. That's why the coverage of "only angry protesters" really offends us. We are very proud people. It is after all home. To us it's the most magnificent place on earth and something about it stays with us no matter how far we are from it. But all of us manage to give away signs of our struggle with what our country has become.

  7. Humanist

    ... In short they WANT to be "oppressed" by the law of Allah as written in the Qua'ran. Give the people an opportunity to vote in whatever party they want and they'll vote in an Islamic theocracy, as is what is currently happening in Iraq.

  8. Humanist

    People in the west simply don't understand the common mindset of Islam. Western style democracies are seen as un-Islamic. Theocratic governments based on the law of Allah as written in the Qua'ran is seen by Muslims as the only viable form of government:

    "Democracy:- Western prevailing religion associated with secularity and atheism. A democracy places the rule of people above Allah, the Qur'an and Sunnah, which is un-Islamic and contradicting 4.59 (-Chr.92-). Only an Islamic theocracy, run by mullahs and/or Imams, is a valuable form of government. Q.18.26 (-Chr.69-) states that: He maketh none to share in His government." - WikiIslam

  9. Oscar

    WOW what an eye opener. The Iranian culture is changing, but their government is oppressing them. this is a very good documentary.

  10. AAH


    On another note, i liked it, it tried to go in Iran and show it unbiased. With a bit mixed success but probably as good as it's gonna get.

  11. erik

    Excellent. Very insightful from start to finish.

  12. Charles B.

    A very good documentary. I liked it. I'll give it a 10 too.

    Tell: They are still very oppressed; this was just a slice of the picture. Anyone with a truely outspokenness about them I'm sure would be restricted, and surely Christians would pay the ultimate price with their very lives there, and indeed they are, from what I understand.

  13. Ddub

    It does seem the culture is evolving much the same way western culture has.

  14. Tell

    very interesting documentary. opened my eyes to how iranians society really is like. i thought they were oppressed to the max. seems as if they are ever so gradually changing into a more and more open society. the people seem very friendly and welcoming...wouldnt mind taking a vacation to iran someday