The secret life of Tehran teens
bbc / Tom Brook
02-Jun-2009 (4 comments)

Recent news from Iran has been focused on the forthcoming presidential elections, the country's nuclear capabilities and its relationship with the Obama administration. But there is another side to the country - the daily lives and struggles of its citizens. A new documentary gives a rare glimpse into the lives of four teenage girls in Tehran and the problems they face.

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Just another noshkhaar from DK!

by DK reports again (not verified) on

So what! There is weak and fallen souls in every society. Are you saying that 40% of iranian teens are like this? In your dreams?
DK and others who blow in the fire are the true culprits to failure of these fallen angels. Those who reside outside the country and send these lambs to the killing fields to prove that IRI is raising corruption.
Politics is UGLY!


Reporting the truth

by 4womeniniran (not verified) on

I don't understand the denial. The problem with teenage girls are not marginal not to mention the problem with drugs and all sorts of abuse.

If not the worst, Iran's definately on the top 3 most drug addicted nations in the world.

This documentary doesn't surprise me at all. I am glad is out in the open.

Darius Kadivar

Dear Abarmard I agree with you

by Darius Kadivar on

I also think it is far fetched to reduce all teenagers to these marginal cases. But well as they say its just one documentary amongst many made about IRan in recent years. The best documentaries in my opinion on IRan made with some objectivity are those made by French German TV ARTE. 




by Abarmard on

I am a bit confused as why all the four that they chose had severe problems. Would have been nice to also show women who are active and not drugged.

I am a bit upset about this kind of reporting. Although still educational.