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Winning film of last year’s One World festival screened at the Representation

Date: 25 April 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Venue: Czech Permanent Representation, Rue Caroly 15, 1050 Ixelles

The screening of “Green Wave”, a documentary on Iran, will be followed by a debate with producer Jan Krueger.

Czech Centre Brussels, the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU and the Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) would like to invite you to a screening of the winning film of last year’s One World in Brussels documentary film festival. The screening will be followed by a debate with the film’s producer Jan Krueger.

When: Wednesday 25 April 2012, 19:00

Where: Czech Permanent Representation to the EU, Rue Caroly 15, 1050 Ixelles

Entry is free of charge, but a prior registration is necessary at brussels(at)czech.cz.

 

The sixth edition of the human rights documentary film festival One World in Brussels will take place from 14 to 23 May 2012. The festival programme and more info will be available at www.czechrep.be/oneworld.

 

The Green Wave

Film by Ali Samadi Ahadi, Germany/Iran, 2010, 80 min.

The 2009 presidential elections in Iran aroused the nation from its lethargy. For the first time in years, the younger generation felt that there was a chance of change. Hundreds of thousands of them took to the streets in support of the reform candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi. Electrifying hope gives way to disappointment and general disillusionment at clear electoral irregularities, which helped re-elect the conservative incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The massive wave of protests that followed was viciously suppressed by the regime, which did not hesitate to use the most brutal means of intimidation possible. All of these events are analysed by the film through the detailed perspective of exiled journalists and human rights activists, including the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Shirin Ebadi.

The personal aspect of the Iranian tragedy is captured by the fictional stories of two young Iranians - a young man called Kaveha and a young woman named Azandeh. Their stories, which are told using impressive animation that contrasts sharply with mobile-phone footage of street demonstrations, are compiled from thousands of posts that appeared during the elections on Twitter and Facebook as well as on internet blogs. These messages from courageous Iranians contain shocking information about the unjust torture of detainees. With bleak persuasiveness, they also illustrate the feelings Iran's younger generation, who feel like prisoners in their own country.

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The Green Wave