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This Year’s Ramadan TV Hit in Iran: Reza Shah Pahlavi
| July 30, 2013
| Farnaz Fassihi
Posted on 08/03/2013 8:09:23 PM PDT by nuconvert
In Iran, like the rest of the Middle East, nightly soap operas have become a popular ritual for the month of Ramadan. The idea is that those who fast from dawn to dusk might be too exhausted for late night outings and appreciate some home entertainment.
Irans state-owned broadcast company spends a lavish budget each year commissioning famous actors and directors to produce several Ramadan specials for each of its channels. These soap operas compete for viewers offering everything from family dramas to love stories and comedy.
But it turns out that this years surprise Ramadan hit is not a soap opera. Its a documentary lionizing Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and father of the deposed shah, depicting him as a great nationalist and visionary.
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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; pahlavi; ramadan; ramadansoapopera; ramadantv; ramadantvspecial; rezashah; russia; shah; syria; tv; waronterror
posted on 08/03/2013 8:09:23 PM PDT
To: AdmSmith; Valin; Army Air Corps; Pan_Yans Wife
posted on 08/03/2013 8:13:09 PM PDT
( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
Have you ever noticed how Obama takes even more vacation during the evil month of Ramadan?
Romulans can't be trusted.
posted on 08/03/2013 8:19:32 PM PDT
(sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
posted on 08/03/2013 9:10:37 PM PDT
by Army Air Corps
(Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Its a documentary lionizing Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and father of the deposed shah, depicting him as a great nationalist and visionary.
posted on 08/03/2013 10:04:22 PM PDT
(It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
It’s almost as if a capitalist, freedom-loving 200+ year old Republic were to elect a statist, Marxist, proto-Muslim to the highest office in the land. Sounds pretty far-fetched to me, though.
posted on 08/04/2013 12:37:49 AM PDT
(I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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