Monday, June 14, 2010

For Neda

Nearly a year ago, the final seconds of Neda Agha Soltan’s life flashed across computer screens worldwide. Peacefully protesting the controversial Iranian presidential elections of last year, 26-year old Neda was shot in the heart by a member of the para-governmental Basij militia. Her dying moments were captured on video by cell phones, and then circulated worldwide via YouTube and other websites.

Neda, whose name means “divine voice” in Iranian, has become a symbol of rebellion in Iran—but who was this girl? Very little is known about her. But now, For Neda, a moving new HBO documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Antony Thomas, reveals the details of Neda’s personal fight for freedom.
More here.


Rose said...

We weep.

Anne said...

Yes. She is our daughter, our sister.