Part of Jailbreak Programme 1

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.


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