Remember the good ol’ days when VICE used to put up eye-opening exposes of countries off the beaten path…countries that rarely get any of the limelight and thus have an air of mystery to them?
A few days ago VICE went back to their roots and released this amazing hour-long look into life in Iran. The entire heart-wrenching look at life under immense US sanctions on the country the size of Iran runs about an hour long and ends with an Iranian death metal band Chaos Descent stating how brutally suppressed metal music and how if they had a choice – they would most definitely get the fuck out of the country. What’s really crazy is how much every government on the face of this planet manipulates their people by stoking fear and hatred in their hearts – on the surface, they look like they’re militantly anti-this or anti-that, but when the cameras are turned off, it’s always “I have no hatred for anyone. I just have to say what I have to say in order for me to stay alive and out of a brutal prison.”
Here’s the full write up by VICE. Further below check out the documentary and go support Chaos Descent.
“Over the past weeks and months, Iran has descended into chaos. From the downing of a passenger jet to the assassination of a top general, and now one of the world’s largest coronavirus outbreaks, life in the Islamic Republic is facing its toughest challenges since it was founded in 1979.
Just days before all hell broke loose, VICE founder Suroosh Alvi traveled to the country, meeting people from all walks of life: from hipsters to hostage-takers, and from top lawmakers to one of Iran’s heaviest metal bands.”