Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Persian Version

I'm giving you permission, as if you needed that, to procrastinate by watching this short doc about skateboarding in Iran and neighboring regions. 

You may or may not know that I am half-Persian. (And before you get into some debate with me about using Persian instead of Iranian- that's how everyone in my family has referred to themselves, always. So, save the argument.) My father was born in Tehran, moved to the US when he was 17, and has never returned. I have no family there and it's hard for me to imagine living under religious law. 

What I love about this- is the way young people find their own (sub)culture, beyond the restraints of a highly oppressive government. Enjoy.

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