With a desire to address a widespread problem, a former child star in Iran, Omid Ahangar is writing and producing Swamp, a 13-episode social drama that considers the cost of addiction in society.
Iran has a remarkably young and educated population, but an oppressive regime and crumbling economy offer them scant hope for the future. Yet their search for meaning and purpose gives many a deep spiritual thirst. In common with many Middle Eastern countries, Iran has more young people than any other age group. Over 60 per cent of the nation’s 79 […]
Seeing and hearing Maher Fayez lead thousands of Christians in worship or sing Christian music at a prestigious interfaith concert, it is hard to believe that this gifted and pioneering Christian musician once vowed never to return to a church. But his journey through rebellion, mainstream music success, excess and meltdown, has given him a rare opportunity to share the […]
An Iranian viewer named Reza began calling the Iranian SAT-7 counselling centre. He described himself as a drug dealer, thief and gangster. He said that one night while he was flicking through the TV channels he accidentally came across SAT-7 PARS, and it made him think. The show he was watching was called Noor-e Omeid (“Light of Hope”). It’s a […]