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For Neda
June 4, 2010 3:35 PM   Subscribe

For Neda. "For Neda reveals the true story of Neda Agha-Soltan, who became another tragic casualty of Iran's violent crackdown on post-election protests on June 20, 2009. Unlike many unknown victims, however, she instantly became an international symbol of the struggle: Within hours of Agha-Soltan's death, cell phone photographs of her blood-stained face were held aloft by crowds protesting in Tehran and across the world. With exclusive access to her family inside Iran, the documentary goes to the heart of who Neda was and what she stood for, illuminating the larger Iranian struggle for democratic freedoms through her powerful story."

For Neda in Farsi.

How I secretly filmed the For Neda documentary

Film about Iranian protest victim Neda Agha-Soltan beats regime's censors: Jamming and power cuts fail to prevent documentary going viral.

posted by homunculus (7 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

Beautiful. Pity I can't say the same about the comment thread in the Guardian story.
posted by _dario at 3:54 PM on June 4, 2010

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posted by homunculus at 5:38 PM on June 4, 2010

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posted by Artw at 9:36 AM on June 5, 2010

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posted by homunculus at 4:17 PM on June 6, 2010

Iranian authorities step up arrests of women for 'immodest' dress
posted by homunculus at 4:22 PM on June 6, 2010

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posted by homunculus at 1:09 PM on June 7, 2010

Neda's individual beauty may have played a role in her death. Neda's mother describes the warnings her daughter received during the protests. Soon after the elections, Neda ran into several older women on the street, who asked her not to come back to the protests. "Please don't come out looking so beautiful," they warned, "You are very lovely, do us a favor and don't come out because the Basiji men target beautiful girls. And they will shoot you."
posted by homunculus at 6:19 PM on June 7, 2010

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