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Iran, 40 years on: A revolution through books

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February 11 marks the anniversary of the overthrow of the Shah in Iran in 1979, the end of a dynasty that had lasted some 2,500 years. The final months of his rule and the early years of the Islamic Republic of Iran were a moment of uncertainty and violence but also one during which writing and photography saw a unique level of freedom. FRANCE 24 speaks to Iranian artist and author Hannah Darabi, who has spent years collecting books that were published during that period.

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