Before the Revolution (2013)

Before the Revolution (2013)

Today they may be sworn enemies, but in the 60s and 70s thousands of Israelis lived in Iran. Protected by arms deals and complex financial ties, the Israelis enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle, wilfully blind to the corruption they supported. But in ’79 the expat’s “Persian paradise” was shattered by the Islamist revolution. This fascinating doc exposes the dark reality of a forgotten slice of history.

قبل از انقلاب

Persian title


release date

Dan Shadur


54 mins


Persian with English subtitles


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