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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

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Iran: Lifting the veil on Tehran's cultural life

Long considered the country of ayatollahs and suspected nuclear weapons, Iran is now moving towards reengaging with the West after years of sanctions.

In the first of a two-part series, FRANCE 24's culture show Encore! visits the country's capital, Tehran, to find out what it means for the world of culture.

From rocker King Raam to director Ali Raffi, Iranian artists tell us about their country – minus the clichés – and discuss the continuing censorship of their work. 

Click here to watch part two of our special series on Iran.

By Eve JACKSON , Renaud LEFORT

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