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Video: Afghan Refugees In Iran Speak Out


"Time" magazine's recent inclusion of "Ethnic Unrest In Iran" at No. 5 on its list of "Top 10 Underreported Stories" of 2009 offers an opportunity for a helpful reminder.

The documentary project Couscous Global produced a video report last spring about the experience of Afghan refugees living in Iran.

The group interviewed Afghan members of an Iran-based theater group, asking them what they remember about home country. The video also addresses the complications of living in Iran, a country that retains strong memories of the Iran-Iraq war in the late 1980s.

It's worth the 5 minutes:



There's lots more from Iran, too.

-- Kristin Deasy

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