Persepolis is the poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is through the eyes of precocious and outspoken nine-year-old Marjane that we see a people's hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power, forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. As bombs fall around Tehran in the Iran/Iraq war and Marjane’s uncle is senselessly executed, the fear that permeates daily life in Iran is palpable. As she gets older, Marjane's boldness causes her parents ongoing worry for her safety. And so they make the difficult decision to send her, at age fourteen, to school in Austria. Vulnerable and alone in a strange land, she lives her second revolution, experiencing adolescence, freedom and love, but also exile, solitude and difference.