FRED DE SAM LAZARO: They’re asked to submit pictures that seem innocuous, facial shots, ostensibly part of the selection process.
Soudeh Rad, founder of the Hamdam app, is an Iranian women’s rights activist who lives in France."Lack of freedom pushes people into living by double standards." "Tehran Taboo" turns on Pari, a hooker with a heart of gold who takes her mute son with her to work on the streets, a relatively common practice in Iranian cities, Soozandeh said.Forced into prostitution because her jailed drug addict husband won't give her a divorce, the judge who refuses to sign the papers makes her his mistress."By keeping silent we don't help society evolve nor tackle its problems," he added.Soozandeh, 47, who lives in Germany, said the myriad religious restrictions in his homeland force people to cheat and be dishonest with themselves, rotting them from within.