I am currently shooting a documentary that involves documenting various festivals around the world. We are hoping to include the Persian New Year in Iran this March.
I know that there are many hurdles to overcome to secure the necessary permissions to film or do any sort of journalist work in Iran, especially for an American film crew.
I am curious if anyone on here has advice or experience to share with me to help navigate me through the process.
A couple things to keep in mind:
1. The documentary is culturally focused, and will not be dealing with political issues. It is positive piece, and I hope that fact will help us in securing permission.
2. We are an American crew. I know it is very difficult for Americans to get visas for Iran. Do we have a chance at all?
Also, in addition to securing an Iranian Visa and a Press Card, are there any other specific permissions we will need?
Any help is much appreciated!
2013-12-30 21:39:24 UTC