The Atlantic: Iran’s President Has Released His Own ‘Yes We Can’ Video
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s charm offensive continues at home with a musical clip that seems to have been inspired by President Obama’s “Yes We Can” music video. The beautifully made black-and-white clip, which includes segments of the Iranian president’s August 3 inauguration speech mixed with music, singing, and sign language, has been released to mark the first 100 days of his presidency.
…. Rouhani’s video was posted on his website and shared on Twitter by the unverified account of the Iranian president, which is said to be maintained by his media team.
…. In the clip, unprecedented for an Iranian president, people of all ages play musical instruments and sing to Rouhani’s words in Persian, but also in the languages of Iran’s minorities, including Kurdish and Arabic….
The main takeaway of the clip seems to be unity….