Thursday, June 19, 2003

I've just found two collections of photos by Kaveh's widow, Hengameh Golestan, who I'm hoping to meet soon.

I was particularly taken by the photos of a group of Iranian women paragliders. "In addition to all that has already been said about women's lives in Tehran, add the summer heat," one of the paragliders says. "The hejab gets really annoying - Tehran is hot and polluted, and we feel boxed in. Any spare time I find, I come to the mountain and I feel free, away from the ordinary weight of being a woman in Iranian society. Flying through the air reduces my frustrations."

Hengameh Golestan: Heaven and Hell
Hengameh Golestan: The Place To Go

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