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.)
Two criticisms I have about the film. There is no Haystack in Iran. Austin Heap is a complete fraud.
The Boroumand Foundation?! Lots of money from NED just to have a copy/paste website!
RE Haystack: The Economist calls it “worse than useless”.
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I just watched this documentary today by accident (channel surfing and “For Neda” intrigued me)and then I was surprised to see a familiar face. Yours ! Glad to see you’re doing well. :)
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I already a big fan of your blog. Now when I heard your charming British assent in the documentary, I really want to marry you :) And yes, I know you are German.
Harrowing indeed. It is incredible that after close to 2 years not checking your blog you have become so famous…. and Shannon, Not every European who speaks English has a charming British accents. Andrea’s English is German accented.
Not reading my blog on a regular basis is like living on the dark side of the moon. :-)
Hmm.. I would agree to that. I lost my sense of humour, only your wry sense of humour would bring some brightness from the bright side of the moon. ok I will see how I can select to push your blog posting as email to my inbox. ;)
Thank you for these motivating words!
I think you can do this by clicking on “subscribe” in the top right corner.
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