Our Man In Teheran Series 1

Curiosity brought Thomas Erdbrink (38) to Iran years ago, and now he’s married to an award-winning Iranian photographer and lives there as one of the last Western journalists in a country always at odds with the rest of the world.
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An Eye For An Eye

Thomas' assistant was once again arrested by the moral police. She suddenly swung open due to a sudden gust of wind at the metro. More...

Thomas' assistant was once again arrested by the moral police. She suddenly swung open due to a sudden gust of wind at the metro. A 'Marilyn Monroe moment', she chuckles afterwards. Life is not always easy for women in Iran. When Amineh, a friend of Erdbrink, rejected a potential marriage candidate, there was hydrochloric acid thrown into her face. It took both her eyes. According to Islamic law, she was allowed to repay the perpetrator with the same currency: five drops of hydrochloric acid in each eye. She could not do it. She forgave the perpetrator who was immediately released.

Documentary
Roel van Broekhoven
2015
VPRO
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