Reza Allamehzadeh’s Iranian Taboo

Reza Allamehzadeh, an Iranian-Dutch filmmaker banned from entering his homeland, enlisted the aid of friends who clandestinely filmed inside Iran in order to explore this century-old taboo. IRANIAN TABOO tells the story of an Iranian Baha'i woman, Nadereh and her 14-year-old daughter who decide to sell all of their belongings and leave their homeland, to take refuge in the West. IRANIAN TABOO takes us across continents from Turkey to Israel, and from the U.S. to Iran, giving us unique insights into the persecution of Baha'is of Iran, including the independent Baha'i University (BIHE) to the oppressed Baha'i peasants of the village of Eival in the northern province of Mazandaran. The film includes previously unpublicized interviews with some of the most respected Iranian scholars, authors and politicians, speaking about the persecution of Baha’is in Iran.