Don’t Tell my Mom I’m in Iran
Genre: Made for TV | Director: Diego Bunuel | Language: English | Country: Iran | Rating: NR
Don’t Tell My Mother is a television program hosted by Diego Buñuel and shown on the subscription television channel Nat Geo Adventure. While one may not necessarily associate Iran with hip-hop, Diego Buñuel checks out an underground rap show in Tehran, featuring a performance by a local mullah’s son. With a huge following and representatives from more than 30 countries, Diego attends the Olympics of Koran reading where participants memorize and recite entire chapters of the Koran from heart. Meeting with a Jewish antiques dealer in Tehran, Diego shares alcohol made from grapes before visiting one of the city’s synagogues and heading over to the Iranian parliament with one of its Jewish members. In Esfahan, Diego takes in a local basketball game and hits the town afterwards with an American player finding stardom in Iran. At Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Diego examines works of Picasso, Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol, Monet and more – all of which have remained in basement storage since 1979. At the Caspian Sea, Diego hitches a ride with police who monitor the waterways for caviar poachers. This episode shares the diverse and interesting country of Iran.
NCSCOS Essential Standards: 7.C.1.2, WH.H.8.2