Growing Up In Post-Revolutionary Iran
2019 marks 25 years that Worldview has brought you human stories from at home and abroad. Before Worldview goes off the air for the last time this fall, we wanted to bring you some selections from our deep archive. Nazila Fathi was just nine years old when the Iranian monarch, the shah, was ousted from power and the conservative Islamist government of Ayatollah Khomeini took over. The Iranian Revolution was an event that shaped her country and her own life. She came of age in a time of tremendous political and social upheaval. She went on to become The New York Times’ Iran correspondent until she was forced to flee in 2009, when she was covering the Green movement. She has chronicled her country’s history since the revolution and her own experience in her memoir “The Lonely War One Woman’s Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran.” Fathi told former Worldview producer Alexandra Salomon about growing up in post-revolutionary Iran during an interview in 2014.