The Green Wave (2012)

Green Wave
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 20mins.
Genres Foreign, Animated, Documentary
Keywords political, technology
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Peter Jeschke Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Ali Samadi Ahadi Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Roshanak Khodabakhsh Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Ali Samadi Ahadi Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Barbara Toennieshen Editor n/a 172 7000001
Ali N Askin Music n/a 120781 8000001
Andreas Menn Editor n/a 172 7000002
Thomas Saignes Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Oliver Stoltz Producer n/a 3 3000002
Shadi Sadr Actor Herself 1 1000003
Mitra Khalatbari Actor Herself 1 1000002
Mehdi Mohseni Actor Himself 1 1000004
Payam Akhavan Actor Himself 1 1000005
Jan Krüger Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ali Samadi Ahadi Director n/a 2 2000001
Mohsen Kadivar Actor Himself 1 1000001
Animated blogs and tweets from Iran form the backbone of this reconstruction of the 2009 Green Revolution. In May of that year, the youthful green-clad crowds were enraged, and the atmosphere in the stadium where presidential candidate Mousavi held his speech was explosive. The desire for change was huge. Election Day itself was a deception on a massive scale: the supply of ballot papers suddenly ran out, and polling stations were closed for puzzling reasons. This marked the beginning of the dark period in which Mousavi was put under house arrest, Ahmadinejad seized power and demonstrators were shot. The authorities crushed the huge protests that took place under the slogan "Where Is My Vote?", by murdering Neda, the most notorious victim. We see these events onscreen as they were recorded with mobile phones and digital cameras. The blogs and tweets visualized using animation give an insider's view to the true extent of the suppression.