Youth Culture in Iran

Often overlooked, youth is a powerful force in society. What happens when young adults explore identity, self-expression, and politics in Iran, which has one of the youngest populations in the world? How does a vibrant youth culture (of blogs, texting, café culture, and underground art, movies, and music) navigate the “moral hazards” of a repressive regime? Join -b-Ali Samadi Ahadi-/b- -i-(The Green Wave),-/i- -b-Maryam Keshavarz-/b- -i-(Circumstance),-/i- -b-Saba Riazi-/b- -i-(The Wind Is Blowing on My Street),-/i- -b-Reza Aslan-/b- (writer, scholar, and cofounder of BoomGen Studios), and moderator -b-Jamsheed Akrami-/b- (scholar and director of 2000’s -i-Friendly Persuasion: Iranian Cinema After the 1979 Revolution-/i-) as they contemplate the young, restless and rebellious in Iran.


Saba Riazi
Jamsheed Akrami
Ali Samadi Ahadi
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