There are numerous documentaries that have been made on different aspects of life in Iran.
But I have not come across many which look at life outside Tehran.
The documentary below, filmed in Iran’s Kurdistan province is very interesting.
It looks at the life of a number of Iranian Kurdish fuel smugglers who risk their life to smuggle fuel across the border into Iraq, so that they can help their families financially.
Some as young as 13 have to drop out of school to smuggle fuel for a living, and die while doing their job.
Last Thursday I took part in a debate on Russia Today’s Cross Talk program.
It was about Iraq and I was invited to give a more regional, especially Iran focused perspective.
On this program they usually bring 3 people, plus the host. Two generally believe that its mainly the fault of the West and its allies, and one believes the opposite.
So basically it was my opinion against that of the two other people
But sometimes it felt like 1 against 3, as the host seems to feel the same as the two other guests.
You can see and decide for yourself. I think I held my own against the other three. It certainly was not easy.