Persepolis

Persepolis was the capital of the Persian Empire and today its ruins lie 60km away from the city of Shiraz. It is also the name of a graphic novel by Marjanne Satrapi that tells the story of a girl growing up in Iran in the days before the 1979 Revolution and how her life changed thereafter. The success of the book has turned it into a movie, also called Persepolis.

For those interested in knowing how the Revolution affected the day to day life of upper-middle class Iranians, I really recommend the book (it was released in three separate books but now you can buy the full version in just one edition).

The State started controlling what people were wearing after the Revolution – Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The State started controlling what people were wearing after the Revolution – Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Here is a trailer of the movie:

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