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The Green Wave
The Green Wave
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THE GREEN WAVE

Directed by Ali Samadi Ahadi
Germany, Iran, 2010
Documentary

Synopsis

In 2009, a new generation of Iranians hoped for change through the upcoming presidential elections, and a groundswell—the Green Wave—emerged to challenge the status quo. Using animation, this documentary collage illustrates their story, covering the dramatic events when democracy came under fire.

Synopsis

In 2009, a new generation of Iranians hoped for change through the upcoming presidential elections, and a groundswell—the Green Wave—emerged to challenge the status quo. Using animation, this documentary collage illustrates their story, covering the dramatic events when democracy came under fire.

Our take

Although The Green Wave is told in retrospect, the live footage made of tweets, blog posts and phone videos conveys the sense of revolt and panic that shook Iran during its 2009 elections. Animation, interviews and live footage shape this thorough analysis of a trailblazing historical event.