31 May '17, 10am

Iran TV uses green screen to bypass headscarf rules

Iran TV uses green screen to bypass headscarf rules

For Iranian viewers sitting down for this year's primetime historical drama during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, there was a shock: you could see women's hair. The director's trick: popping across the border to neighbouring Armenia to film women without headscarves in front of a "green screen" and then super-imposing them into the background of Iranian scenes. "This is a technical achievement for our cinema and television that can be of service in future," director Jalil Saman said in Wednesday's Haft-e Sobh newspaper. The month of Ramadan, which started on Saturday, is always a showcase for high-profile TV serials and this year it is Saman's "Nafas" (or "Breath"), about a nurse being dragged into the revolutionary tumult of the late 1970s, that has garnered the most attention. Iranian TV can show foreign films with unscarved women -- although too much leg or cleavage ...

Full article: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/iran-tv-uses-green-screen-bypas...

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