Iran 1979: Legacy of a Revolution | Featured Documentary

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  • Published on:  Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Thirty years after the founding of the Islamic republic, the ideals that inspired the uprising continue to inform every day life in modern Iran.

    So how has the revolution managed to sustain itself through war, international isolation, economic sanctions, and regional turbulence?

    And how has Iranian society changed since the seismic upheaval of 1979?

    Rageh Omaar went to Iran to find out.

    This film was first broadcast in August 2009.

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  • anthony scarpio

    anthony scarpio

     20 hours ago


  • Messages In Stone

    Messages In Stone

     yesterday +1

    Iran is learning to imbrace Mr Trump they (and the Russians) has realised he is their saviour. He wants to do business with anyone rational and he’s smart. At this point: who doesn’t love the Donald?

  • Peter Bell

    Peter Bell


    Reporter is ex BBC.

  • Ismail Muntaka

    Ismail Muntaka

     3 days ago +1

    The 2015 nuclear deal(JCPOA)was a bad idea, a policy of deceit from the west and a great miscalculation from the ayatollah government.
    The WEST are never to be trusted.
    Long live Iran 🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷

  • suleyman bayar

    suleyman bayar

     4 days ago

    This revolution was against imperialism(capitalism) and after that US implement green belt strategy which is using islam synthesis, and protect his own interest.For example in Turkey 1980 coup.

  • Clara Dos

    Clara Dos

     4 days ago

    Et dougier ce médecin psychiatre expérience humains

  • Abdulwahab Sharif omar

    Abdulwahab Sharif omar

     4 days ago +1

    I like him and he said good

  • Nazir Ahmed

    Nazir Ahmed

     4 days ago

    Pakistan have need same revolution of Iran. The some Islamic political parties are trying to do the Islamic revolution in the country.

  • johny walker

    johny walker

     5 days ago

    Sadam deserved hanging



     6 days ago

    I love Iran

  • Liam Ross

    Liam Ross

     7 days ago

    Bomb them. Bomb them until no one is left to even remember what their so-called revolution was even about. :)

  • Nasser Farance

    Nasser Farance

     7 days ago

    Komynni et Ali kamenei les deux sont diable

  • Clara Dos

    Clara Dos

     7 days ago

    Entrain raconte mec muf mit sans dit daugier local poubelle

  • Clara Dos

    Clara Dos

     7 days ago

    Dit daugier

  • Clara Dos

    Clara Dos

     7 days ago

    Dit pa désincarné drogues identifié police

  • toobalkain


     7 days ago

    How were Iranians so stupid, such actions only hurt them in the end, didn't they hear about plausible deniability?

  • Mike


     7 days ago

    Made by Al Jazeera, sponsored by Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Jack Ryan

    Jack Ryan

     7 days ago

    So Iran is basically Mosque and State = Communism with a God/Satan. Iran will never be allowed to have nuclear weapons.

  • Umar Farooq

    Umar Farooq

     7 days ago

    I agree with that the Iran is master of proxy war but power projection through proxies is not sustainable. Iran is unable to pursue real modernization in military, science and economics. Iran had the potential to influenced the region with out proxies with building of strong economic and technological base. Saudies have just oil and they are also influential, UAE is so small but have large influence. I ran had much more oil along with the bigger relativity educated work force. However the time has passed. there is no way the world will have the high demand of oil again and average Iranian population is getting old. I disagree with the world as Iran as regional superpower. Under these Ayatullahs Iran is far under achiever then its potentials.

  • Yussif Sumaila

    Yussif Sumaila

     7 days ago

    Absolutely independence