On 12 June 2010, the TV documentary “For Neda” was aired on HBO in the United States. Simultaneously and in an unprecedented move, HBO made the movie available on YouTube in full length and also distributed a version in Farsi, for the benefit of millions of viewers in Iran.
I have contributed a small part to this documentary about the death of Neda Agha-Soltan who was shot and killed during one of the protests against the rigged elections in Iran in summer 2009. As most of you know, I happened to be in Tehran at exactly that time and coincidentally also happened to be at some of the protests against the Iranian government. I was therefore able to witness (and unfortunately also experience myself) the extreme police brutality against completely peaceful protests.
Please see below the documentary in English, Farsi, and Arabic:
(Thanks to fellow blogger Potkin Azarmehr and fellow blogger and lawyer Mehrtash Rastegar for establishing the contact between the producer Antony Thomas and myself and thus making my participation in this film possible.)