Satellite, As Long As It Is Aiming At The Sky
Babak Afrassiabi & Nasrin Tabatabai
(NL 2010, 29 min)
We enter the Los Angeles-based Iranian satellite TV stations during the 2009 Presidential Elections in Iran. Broadcasting internationally in Farsi, they generate a televisual micro universe that compensates for their (cultural, geographical and political) deficits by constantly referring to and commenting on its own means of production and reception. This “self-mediation” produces a sense of immediacy and locality which increases at times of political and economical upheaval.