The women of Iran’s underground metal scene

Iran could possibly appear to be an unlikely hotbed of large metal tunes, in particular as western pop has been formally banned there because the Islamic revolution of 1979. Yet even with the hazard of floggings and lengthy jail terms, the style continues to thrive in solution underground venues.

Some of the most important names in the country’s weighty steel scene are ladies, even with the reality that they’re forbidden from singing publicly, except in choirs or feminine-only organization. A new short film entitled Forbidden to See Us Scream in Tehran highlights the danger they face.

Producer Mike Thomson, editing Alex Stanger

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