Iran is one of the most restrictive countries in the world when it comes to Islamic law. I got to see it all first hand several years ago when I went there to shoot a documentary film.
Many kinds of music (such as heavy metal) are illegal there. This I know because the documentary I shot there was about an Iranian metal band called Arsames.
They would play live at underground and illegal shows. Recordings of their songs were made in hidden basement studios deep in residential areas so as to not attract attention.
Other forms of restriction were on women. It was a law for all women whether Muslim or not to cover their heads with a scarf and were long overcoats that went down to their knees.
Even foreigners, whether tourists or those traveling for work, had to abide by these rules too. You would never see a woman’s bare head out in the streets of Tehran or any other towns.
And because of these restrictions, I found it very interesting to observe how Iranian women act on planes when flying in and out of the country. They were like Transformers robots. [Click to read the full article at English.AstroAwani.Com]