We examine the other Iran - not the "rogue state," but the nation with a 4,000-year-old cultural history and flourishing contemporary film, literature, and music. We talk to graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi about her youth as an Iranian punk. Her new animated film is an adaptation of her illustrated memoir Persepolis
. Then, Writers Reza Aslan and Roya Hakakian read Persian poems that fly in the face of Iran's oppressive government. [Broadcast Date: December 22, 2007]
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