In this episode of I Ran into Iran we talk with artists Dread Scott and Nima Esmailpour about flag burning in the United States and Iran. Who burns a U.S. flag? Why do they do it? Has the context in which the flag is burned changed over the years?
Do you know what we chat about while drinking Chai? Do you know what we dance to? Do you know what we laugh about everyday? Indeed, I Ran into Iran doesn’t claim to know all the correct answers about Iran, but it will definitely give you a perspective missed in western media….
And no! That doesn’t mean we will be boring!
From sanctions to food recipes, activism to Iranian pop songs, I Ran into Iran leaves nothing off the table. We plan on shedding light on a range of issues like immigration, Taarof, Shirin Neshat, the 1953 Coup, hijab, Iranian jokes, oil, fake blondes, atomic bombs, virginity, Nationalism, Quran, the contemporary Iranian avant-garde poetry crisis, religion, orientalism, Tehran, translation industry, Green Movement, house decor, pollution, imperialism, historical memory, terrorism and Shahram Shabpareh.
Get ready! We might say negative stuff. But why should we always be so positive?
Music Credits: “Tom and Jerry soundtrack” © CinemaScope, “My Orange” © Marjan Farsad, “Bomb. Bomb. Bomb Iran” © Vince Vance & The Valiants, “Amrika! Amrika!” © Esfandiar Gharebaghi, “The Show Must Go On” © Queen, “Burning Flag” © Marilyn Manson, “Buddha” © Mohsen Namjoo, “Haramsara” © Black Cats