Aljazeera Iran Season

Stratos and TTV Wellington on Sunday 15 Feb at 1pm, TTV Auckland on Monday 16 Feb at 3am

On February 1, 1979, Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini returned from exile to Tehran, whereupon he was greeted by millions of Iranians at the airport. Days earlier the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, had fled the country, a year after public demonstrations had begun against his rule. His departure signalled the culmination of the Iranian Islamic revolution. Thirty years on Al Jazeera presents a series of special programmes analysing the political circumstances prior to the revolution and how Iranian society has been shaped by the events of 1979. We hear from eyewitnesses who personally knew the Shah and the Ayatollah, dissect the anatomy of the revolution and report from Iran on how the country has changed.
This week: Nose, Iranian Style: Mehrdad Oskouie explores why Iran has become the capital of the nose job.

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