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The Green Wave Movie Review

11 August 2012 5:45 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: The Green Wave Director: Ali Samadi Ahadi A striking and powerful documentary overview of the populist protests that rocked Iran in June 2009 and helped spark the so-called Arab Spring movement, “The Green Wave” serves as an inventive registering of terrible turmoil, upheaval and governmental crackdown. Working with animator Ali Reza Darvish, director Ali Samadi Ahadi weaves together recreated blog postings and eyewitness accounts with interviews of prominent human rights activists and Iranian exiles, and in the process achieves something fairly remarkable — a record not only factual but equally emotional, capturing the electric sweep of feeling, and commingled hope and despair of the younger generation in Iran and, indeed, throughout much of  [ Read More ] »

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Sundance Institute's Film Forward Lands in Arizona, February 27-March 1: 'Beginners,' 'On the Ice' & More

14 February 2012 11:49 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Sundance Institute's Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue initiative kicks off February 27 in Tucson and Sells, Arizona. Six films will screen: Ali Samadi Ahadi's "The Green Wave," Andrew Okpeaha MacLean's "On the Ice," Mike Mills' "Beginners," Jasmila Zbanic's "Grbavica," Linda Goldstein Knowlton's "Somewhere Between" and Benjamin Murray & Alysa Nahmias' "Unfinished Spaces." Three of the films' directors (Ahadi, Maclean, Mills) will attend and participate in Q & A's, workshops, discussions and meet-and-greets. Sundance's Keri Putnam hopes that "this collection of films »

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