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None of us needs reminding that everyone is a person, with hopes, dreams, duties, rights, a family, a heritage - except when we do. No matter our education, there is always somewhere that's known to us, yet far enough away to be shrouded in mystery, its people along with it. For the average person, Iran is just that place - we know it from the outside, for the politics that come from it and the politics that are directed at it. We know it as an entity rather than a society. Rightly or wrongly, this is all that our regular sources of enlightenment tell us. Enter Citizen.

Inspired by political events that have shaped her life and that of others, Sepy Baghaei's mission is to lift some of that mystery off the place and its people, and explore what it means to be dual-heritage Iranian in a world of preconceptions, and sometimes hostility too. At times serious and at others disarmingly light-hearted, Citizen aims to bring the culture to life, employing a healthy dose of Persian self-deprecation on the way.

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