Salam Iran: a Persian Letter


Filmmaker Jean-Daniel Lafond travels to Iran with Amir who returns home after 18 years in exile. In a country where the dead and martyred are more alive than the living, where the past is more present than the present and where the invisible overwhelms the visible, anything could happen.

Women fighting for their rights, a younger generation seething with frustration, democrats locked in political combat...all embody a thirst for freedom and a hunger for life which the conservative Mollahs in power can no longer contain.

Today, in Iran, the failure of the revolution has deepened the cleft between an obscurantist Islam and an Islam open to the world, prepared to plunge into the wave of modernity that sets words and bodies free...