Alt= Persepolis Film, Marjane Satrapi, Iran

What we know of the struggles in Iran.

We return to “Persepolis” to understand the mobilizations in Iran.

Iran is an Islamic republic located on the Persian Gulf with historical landmarks dating back to the Persian Empire, such as the monumental marble ruins of “Persepolis”…

Perhaps this name was the one that inspired the animated film, directed by Marjane Satrapi (author of the graphic novel that gives rise to the film) and Vincent Paronnau.

“Persepolis” where Marjane Satrapi narrates the war between Iran and Iraq during the eighties. Persepolis tells us about the Iranian revolution through the eyes of a girl, which is the life of Satrapi herself.

In the 1970s, Marjane Satrapi is an Iranian girl who, along with her family, watches as fundamentalists take control of her country. As she grows up, Marji rebels against the injustices of the Islamic fundamentalists, who dominate the Iranian people.

The men and women who took to the streets the last days, against the Ayatollahs‘ regime were not born when Joimeini overthrew the Sah in 1978.

People who risk their lives and cut their hair in the street don’t know other than social oppression.

Today, after 43 years, Iranian women are cutting of their hair and the protests broke out in Iran with thousands taking to the streets, after the 22 year old Mahsa Amini died in police custody.

Since her death, Iran has experienced a wave of fury, with demonstrations that have led to violence between protesters and authorities.

The streets are filled with women burning their hijabs, surrounded by protesters (men and women) cheering them on.

It is estimated about 1,500 people have reportedly been killed in Iran’s recent crackdown on protests, including at least 17 teenagers and about 400 women, according to Iranian government sources who spoke to Reuters.

This is happening all over Iran, including Isfahan, Karaj, Mashhad, Rasht, Saqqes and Sanandaj (according to the United Nations Human Rights United Nations  and BBC).