Shahabaddin Sheikhi had a great job, he'd made a name for himself as a lyricist, and he was well connected. But the Green Movement in Iran brought all that to an end. The Kurd found safety in Berlin, but had to build a new life from scratch.
They’re from China, Belarus, Syria and Iran - exiled artists who have made a new home in Berlin. They share their stories on Arts.21, and talk about their hopes and struggles.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass met his counterparts Dominic Raab and Jean-Yves Le Drian in Berlin for talks on the Iran nuclear deal. The trio hopes for a change in US policy once Joe Biden is sworn in.
For more than 40 years international embargoes have shaped life in Iran. The 2015 nuclear deal gave rise to hope about opening up the country’s economy. But this was short-lived.
Amid the pandemic, frustrated students are bombarding German government officials and embassies with desperate visa requests. In Iran and Mexico, pleas have so far fallen on deaf ears. Many are in a race against time.
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