Christiane Amanpour, who left Iran at the start of the Islamic Revolution, returns 20 years later for a CNN special. She covers the Iranian Revolution and the status of the government of Iran in the late 90s by interviewing her family, elders, and the Iranian youth. The report includes a mixture of old archival footage and footage of contemporary Iran. The highlights of the report are the tales of Western-oriented young people who would rather party and listen to rap music than participate in the Iranian revolution; the “western” English speaking, upper class Iranians who lead a double life and participate in behavior illegal in the Iran of the 1990s; photos and the testimony of a man who was punished for participating in parties; footage of the protests and riots on the campus of Tehran University during the summer of 1999 and interviews with the organizers of the student protests; reports on the use of the internet in Iran and the desire for Western music and films; reports on freedom of the press and a report on publisher Hamid Reza Jalalaipour; interviews with college student, Fatemeh Haghighajou, who is religious, yet wants a different Iranian society; and an interview with Muvadi Savogi, one of the hardest of the hardliners in the Iranian government on the desire for reforms and freedoms.
English language, Date of air: 2000-02-27, Date of production: 1999, Duration: 55 min.