Television Around the World

Television Around the World

Iran

Streaming Video - 2012
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Iranian TV is officially known as the "Voice and Vision of the Islamic Republic," but with the majority of air-time dedicated to religion, people have their own name for it-"glass wool," a wry reference to the great number of clerics' beards seen through the screen. This film examines television in Iran, with observations from journalists and activists on the divide between government-sanctioned broadcasts and what viewers really want to watch. Satellite dishes, theoretically banned, allow many to access Persian-language programs from the U.S. that show all that's missing from their own airwaves: music videos, women speaking freely, and pro-democracy transmissions from exiled dissidents.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2005
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (26 min.) : sound, color
Alternative Title: Iran

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