- Title: Dispatches: Iran Undercover: Inside The Hidden Revolution: Rushes Compilation
- Date: 15th November 2004
- Description:Rushes compiled from Channel 4 programme 'Iran Undercover'. Dispatches reporter Jane Kokan goes undercover in Iran to obtain secret pictures showing the barbarity the Iranian authorities want to keep hidden. She travels in the guise of a visiting archaeologist touring Iran. The following rushes comprise mainly stockshots of Iran's tourist sites and general views of Iranian life plus some shots of Istanbul and brief shots of Zagreb,Montreal and Amsterdam. The programme,broadcast on 2nd December 2003,shows Kokan investigating the death of fellow Canadian journalist Zahra Kazemi,who was allegedly beaten to death after 77 hours of torture for filming students demonstrating outside Evin prison in Tehran. Kokan interviews leaders of Iran's hidden revolution and uncovers evidence of young people imprisoned and tortured for their opposition to the regime. Kokan,under constant surveillance by her government minders,risks her own life by meeting dissidents and manages to interview one young student leader,Amir Fakhravar on a mobile phone smuggled into his prison cell.
- Broadcaster:Channel 4
- Collection: Channel 4
- Genre:Documentary and Factual
- Producer:Hardcash Productions Ltd.
- Programme Episode:Episode 1
- Transmission Date:15/11/2004
- Rights:On Request
- Decade: 2000s
Rights: On Request
Programme Episode: Episode 1
Producer: Hardcash Productions Ltd.
Original UID: 36101/001
Genre: Documentary and Factual
Description: Rushes compiled from Channel 4 programme 'Iran Undercover'. Dispatches reporter Jane Kokan goes undercover in Iran to obtain secret pictures showing the barbarity the Iranian authorities want to keep hidden. She travels in the guise of a visiting archaeologist touring Iran. The following rushes comprise mainly stockshots of Iran's tourist sites and general views of Iranian life plus some shots of Istanbul and brief shots of Zagreb,Montreal and Amsterdam. The programme,broadcast on 2nd December 2003,shows Kokan investigating the death of fellow Canadian journalist Zahra Kazemi,who was allegedly beaten to death after 77 hours of torture for filming students demonstrating outside Evin prison in Tehran. Kokan interviews leaders of Iran's hidden revolution and uncovers evidence of young people imprisoned and tortured for their opposition to the regime. Kokan,under constant surveillance by her government minders,risks her own life by meeting dissidents and manages to interview one young student leader,Amir Fakhravar on a mobile phone smuggled into his prison cell.
Collection: Channel 4
Business Notes: FOR ITN ARCHIVE RETRIEVAL PLEASE QUOTE THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS: D0509554 OR D0509555 (For transmitted programme see T151104000000001) TURKEY: Istanbul: 00.00.40 General views over Istanbul skyline in evening,rooftops,domes and spires of city. Street cafe. Boats along river. Night views over Istanbul skyline at sunset. Ferry along river. Spires of Islamic building lit up in evening. Evening street market,people along buying fruit and vegetables. Live fish in bowls at fish stall. Tourist holding crab and looking at fish. Travelling shot along past stalls with fresh fish and seafood on display. 00.06.19 Street cafe at night,young people sat at tables talking. Turkish men sat at table playing board game. Night views of city skyline. Spires and dome of mosque lit up. 00.07.26 Man stirring a cup of Turkish tea and puffing on a hookah pipe. Waiter adding burning coals to hookah burner. Close shot of man smoking water-pipe known as qalyoun pipe. Close up of liquid in pipe bubbling. Pipe in cafe,camera pans to man smoking it. Views inside cafe,close shot of tobacco hung up to dry. 00.10.45 General views inside indoor market,people along crowded shopping street at night. Belly dancing outfits for sale. Spices on display in open bowls,sweets including Turkish delight and dried figs on sale. Close shot of dried chillies and nuts. 00.12.53 Dome and spires of mosque in daytime. People milling around outside. Close shot of dome and crescent moon of mosque. Signs on shops,some in Arabic along typical Turkish street. Poster of Ayatollah. Small children playing in street in dirt. Flats in poor area of Istanbul. Typical Turkish street scenes,people walking along pavement and cars along busy road. 00.16.04 Panoramic view of town and coastline,closer view of boats travelling along. Camera sweeps along water to skyline of city. Unknown Location: 00.17.46 Back view of a young Iranian woman getting dressed,walks into room wearing t-shirt and jeans and puts on traditional Islamic long shirt and head scarf (called a chador). Repeat of previous shots filmed from front view close shots of woman putting on long Muslim scarf over her head. CROATIA: Zagreb: Train Station: 00.21.09 People boarding train at Zagreb railway station platform. Close shot of station sign 'Zagreb Glavni Kolodvor'. IRAN: 00.21.39 Tourists walking towards Ali Sadr caves visitor attraction,close shot of sign,group of Muslim women walking towards wearing black chadors. Western tourists inside cave looking around,close shots of cave walls and geological artefacts. Sign in English and Arabic 'Freedom and Adornment are both the secrets of Hejab'. People on small boats along canal through caves. 00.24.59 Iranian street scenes,people walking towards along pavement,women wearing head scarves. People walking though indoor market selling tourist souvenirs. People outside tourist attraction,close shot of ancient Arabic writing on stone. 00.28.55 Tourists stood near waterfall. Stall selling tourism souvenirs. 00.30.03 Close shot of posters of Ayatollah Khomeini outside his the birthplace. 00.30.47 Iranian people around ancient tourist site,walking down steps. Decorative towers of tourist site. Good shot of three Iranian female teenagers smiling,one wearing baseball cap over her traditional chador headscarf. 00.34.39 Dance/theatre production,man playing drum and singing during a performance by male actors 00.39.47 People walking over bridge,view over river to countryside. Arches of decorative stone Islamic palace. Young Iranian teenage girls wearing all black chadors and dark sunglasses smiling and chatting. Islamic architecture. Mosaic tile fronted building with domed entrance. Dome of Islamic palace. Close shot of detail of mosaic tiled roof. Views inside Iranian palace. 00.46.54 Travelling shot of desert from window of moving bus. Close shot of goats along dusty desert path with herder. 00.48.45 General views of ancient ruin of the tomb of Cyrus the Great,columns of former palatial structure,ancient script on side of stones. Tall carved stones at entrance to more ruins,people wandering around site. Close shots of detail of carvings on ceremonial stones. 00.53.20 Night views of people visiting tomb stone and paying their respects. 00.54.38 Views inside an Iranian market,people walking through shopping street. Women shopping at a material stall,man holding out a length of cloth for them to look at. 00.56.30 General views of the desert landscape and domed shelters. Close view of ancient buildings. Views of visit to a preserved palace,inner courtyard. 00.58.58 Sign on mosque wall,sound of call to prayer heard from mosque,view of tower with loud speaker in it. Back view of men at mosque praying,bowing and kneeling during ceremony. General view of entrance to mosque. 01.01.17 Water gardens,close shot of water fountain. Group of Muslim women wearing all black and head scarves stood together chatting in courtyard of gardens. 01.03.32 Happy smiling young children crowding around the camera. Large bridge-like statue by side of road. Entrance to Iranian palace,decorative design in metallic paint. Close views of elaborate light fittings. Palace wall covered in Islamic mosaic tiles. 01.07.08 General views across barren countryside and rocky cliff. Elderly man and young boy on the back of a donkey along through fields towards. Views across empty countryside,hills in background,close shot of desert plant. Rural village in middle of hills with traditional stone houses with large haystacks next to each home. Ruins of palace surrounded by water,known as 'Throne of Solomon',where King Solomon is alleged to have lived. Views across desert to hills. Woman walking through ruins. Sheep grazing in fields near ruin. Crumbling wall of ruin in background. Men working in village,man using a pitch fork to pick up and toss grain. Women and men working in the fields with forks collecting harvest by hand,raking up crop using scythe. 01.11.48 View inside village along street. Men and women working in bakery producing large flat bread. Man kneading and rolling out dough,another feeding dough through machine to flatten it before putting bread on stove to bake. 01.12.40 Close shot of Iranian carpet maker,woman at loom feeding thread through and making colourful carpet,spools of different coloured thread hanging above loom. 01.13.10 Woman sat on the ground in front of small fire and hotplate baking bread. Close shot of woman laying out dough,kneading it and rolling it out flat to form a pancake style bread,dusting it with flour throwing it to another woman to place in fire pit. Woman removing cooked flat bread from oven. 01.15.37 Views over town landscape,domes and elaborate Islamic spires of mosque. Views inside ceramic shop,people shopping for traditional pottery. 01.16.30 People visiting waterfall,water pouring over rock face,family sat eating corn on the cob snack. Iranian families posing for photographs in front of the tourist attraction. Little boy sat in front of fire fanning it while cooking corn on the cob to sell to tourists. 01.18.06 General view of typical Iranian street scene,busy road with traffic along,large poster in central reservation with Iranian soldier on it. General views over town and hills beyond it. View looking down at group of boys along on cart pulled by donkey. Flock of sheep 01.19.48 Close views of mosaic tiles on wall of building. Close shot of loud speaker. Views inside carpet shop,carpets rolled up for sale,half made rug on loom. 01.21.28 General views of Iranian palace,close view of mosaic detail and arches along wall,views inside elaborate architectural details. Walking shot along street market stalls. More views of palace. Man crouched down washing hands in public sink in front of palace. 01.23.38 Views at a food stall in market,dried figs and nuts for sale. Walking shot along market past stalls. Gold coloured and ceramic ornaments for sale. Men talking in front of a metal plate stall,men drinking tea and smoking. Close shots of ornamental plates. Men hammering metal plate outside stall. 01.27.57 Mother and her daughter both wearing brightly coloured rural Iranian outfits in countryside,mother with raw sheep fleece spinning it to make wool around a bobbin,woman stood chatting in front of tent with others while winding wool. Donkeys eating hay. 01.31.14 Woman crouched down looking at plaque in front of ruin,plaque for tomb of Cyrus the Great,ruin of tomb surrounded by scaffolding. Close shot of detail of tomb wall,stone carved figures and mythical animals along tomb. General views of tomb. 01.34.45 Woman sat in market in front of pile of spice she is selling. Man in spice and dried fruit stall weighing out dates. Close shots of bags of dried herbs and spices,red chillies,dried apple,dried dates. Women paying for their goods,woman counting Iranian rial notes. 01.39.49 Various of castle with high walls and turrets. View inside open door of shrine,men entering and paying their respects,elaborate interiors with bright mosaics and decorative chandelier. Views inside Ganj.Ali Khan Bath Museum,close shots of ancient paintings on ceiling of men performing traditional dance and mythological creatures. Sign for museum in Arabic and English. Framed photographs on the wall of Ayatollahs. 01.42.15 Iranian border police stood next to bus carrying truncheons and wearing army uniform. High walls of ancient sandstone castle in the desert,with ornate turrets. Archaeological ruins of ancient city in desert. Men knelt in prayer,standing and performing Islamic prayer ritual,prayer call heard. View of mosque towers,men cleaning tiles on tower of mosque. 01.46.36 Camels roaming in desert grazing. Iranian women all wearing black chador headscarves and cloaks visiting garden. Close shots of flowers. Women stood by water fountain. Views inside preserved palace,luxurious dinner table setting with golden candlesticks. Bronze busts of former shah inhabitants. Tiger skin rug with head on the floor of bedroom,crystal chandelier,art work on the wall. General views across water to palace. 01.52.00 Garden display of modern Iranian sculpture in the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. Close shot of sign above gallery entrance. Various sculpture displays in grounds of museum. 01.53.24 General views over desert hills,empty very dry landscape. Christian church in countryside,female labourers working,woman pushing wheelbarrow along,another carrying a pickaxe. CANADA: Montreal: 01.56.04 General view across river of Montreal,skyscrapers lining edge of city. Pan from waves to the city outline. Zoom in on city across water. Top general panning shot of city centre skyscrapers with autumnal trees in red and green in foreground. Street scenes,people walking down Montreal pavement wearing winter coats. HOLLAND: Amsterdam: 01.59.57 Street scenes in Amsterdam,people walking and cycling along through city. General view across canal to bridge with people driving and cycling across in the distance. Canal boats moored up. Ends: 02.02.13 D0509554/D0509555
Broadcaster: Channel 4