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|Globe Trekker Iran|
Actor: Ian Wright
Director: Ian Cross
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Located in the heart of the Middle East, Iran's reputation in the west keeps visitors away from the ancient cities and magnificent ruins that signal its past as the home of the Persian empire. Traveler Ian Wright start... more »
Loud mouth bore
L. Gowen | concord, CA United States | 03/20/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Ian yells through most of the film. You watch eat him this and that and the other. His clothes are rumpled and he looks unclean. Very little is shown of the scenery of the country. In a beautiful tiled mosque, he focuses on the echo. He has studied little about the history of the country, the religion, or the geographic elements. You have heard the phrase, "Ugly American", well this guy is an "Ugly Brit".
Iran is a beautiful country with a long history. The people are extremely talented and express their art differently from western art. Their religious practices are different from Christian and Jewish practices. They are known for their tile work in the mosques and the beautiful Islamic architecture. There is so much to show and this video showed so very, very little; what a waste of time and money to buy it and to produce it."
Globe Trekker: Iran
Malek K. Khazaee | LA, California | 09/06/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The worst video I have seen on Iran by a "reporter" totally ignorant about the country's culture, arts and history. Even in one location (Naghsh-e Rostam), where below the grave sites of the great Achaemenian kings (5th-4th BC) there is the tribute mountain-carved statue of Shapur I of the Sassanians (3-4 AD) on horseback with his two captured Roman Emperor slaves (the kneeling Valerian and arms-folded attending Philip), Ian looked angry and, worse, his cameraman never showed the head of Shapur by managing to keep it out of the camera frame. In another scene Ian was playing soccer with local kids on the ancient steps of a protected archaeological area, thus showing total disrespect for the registered World Heritage Site. Mr. Wright was wrong throughout his "honorable" tour, busy eating like an animal, making faces at an image of Darius the Great in Persepolis, ridiculing the hospitable nation, and disrespecting their historical monuments everywhere he went. And I wondered why he seemed thinking of himself as being funny. A total waste of my time, and your money!"