I highly recommend this moving documentary that depicts the aftermath of the 2009 Green Revolution in Iran. Protesters took to the street 3 million deep to show their objection to the presidential election results. Shooters began firing into the crowd, resulting in multiple deaths and casualties.
In the wake of the peaceful protests turned violent, families were left not knowing what happened to loved ones. Many were told their family members were in jail, when in fact they were dead. The stories of these families will tug at your heart strings.
Watch the film at the end of this post and don’t forget to leave your comments.
Al Jazeera Synopsis:
While winds of change have been blowing through the Arab world this year, Iranians have been forced to wait for political reform.
In 2009, in the aftermath of an election that saw Mahmoud Ahmadinejad controversially returned to power as president of the Islamic Republic, millions took to the streets of Tehran to protest against the result. But the demonstrations were brutally repressed and the hopes of the “green revolutionaries” were dashed.
Since then Iran has closed itself off to international media scrutiny and it has been difficult to determine exactly what happened to the many thousands of dissidents arrested and imprisoned during the protests, or the current scale of political opposition to the regime.
Yet as this film reveals, that opposition is still alive and kicking and just as eager for change as before. Letters from Iran paints a fascinating portrait of the aftermath of the Green Revolution and a country holding its breath.