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Exploring Iran through theatre

Mariam Hamidi, a young Iranian actress in Britain, has been transferring contemporary political issues in Iran to the stage.

Using her fictional country of Irania, Mariam explores issues faced by modern Iran and Iranian women.

Karen Zarindast of the BBC's Persian TV service has been talking to her.

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