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Act of Faith
2007

Act of Faith

Roshanak Bahramlou

DOUBLE LIFE: FEMININITY IN TEHRAN (Iran, 2006)

Many young women in Iran lead a schizophrenic existence. In public they must cover their bodies and head with burkas and headscarves. In private they can literally let the veil drop and enjoy their freedom. Double Life literally lets you see the difference. – Saina, 21 years old, studying information technology in Tehran. 'I change my hairstyle twice a month. I like the idea of always looking different. But one day I will get out of here. The fear of being arrested is too great. I am a practicing Muslim. I pray, I take part in the Sugar Feast [the celebration at the end of the fasting during Ramadan], but it's awful that I have to cover myself. For that reason alone I want out of here.'

  • DOUBLE LIFE: FEMININITY IN TEHRAN (Iran, 2006)

    Many young women in Iran lead a schizophrenic existence. In public they must cover their bodies and head with burkas and headscarves. In private they can literally let the veil drop and enjoy their freedom. Double Life literally lets you see the difference. – Saina, 21 years old, studying information technology in Tehran. 'I change my hairstyle twice a month. I like the idea of always looking different. But one day I will get out of here. The fear of being arrested is too great. I am a practicing Muslim. I pray, I take part in the Sugar Feast [the celebration at the end of the fasting during Ramadan], but it's awful that I have to cover myself. For that reason alone I want out of here.'

Biography

Roshanak Bahramlou (b. 1972, Iran) publishes in international magazines including Paris Match, Marie Claire and Blast. Her work frequently testifies to her sympathy for women's rights.

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