In an excerpt from “Our Man in Tehran,” Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times explores how Western influences have poured into Iran thanks to the internet — sometimes, to its leaders’ chagrin.
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In this clip, explore how the internet has changed life in Iran, meet a woman who participated in the headscarf protests that went viral across social media, and see footage of the religious police in action as they arrested women who publicly violated the country’s dress code.
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On Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14, FRONTLINE presents “Our Man in Tehran” – a revealing series on life inside Iran, with New York Times correspondent Thomas Erdbrink. In this two-night documentary special, Erdbrink shares a rare journey into a private Iran often at odds with its conservative clerics and leaders. The series offers surprising encounters inside the closed society of Iran, as Erdbrink gets Iranians to reveal the intricacies of their private worlds and the challenges of living under theocratic leaders.
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