Previously at the ICA - Films
27 Mar 2011
From the widespread hope of political change in Iran through the 2009 elections to the brutal suppression of the mass protests against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election, The Green Wave recounts the dramatic events of the most severe domestic crisis in the history of the Islamic Republic. In May of 2009, the youthful green-clad crowds were still enraged and the atmosphere was explosive. Yet, Election Day was a disappointment on a massive scale. The film recounts the ways in which the authorities violently crushed the protests that took place directly thereafter and exposes the arrests and interrogations that followed in intense detail. Interweaving animated blogs and tweets, video footage caught by those present and extensive in-person interviews, The Green Wave is a remarkable portrait of modern political rebellion, an exposé of government-sanctioned violence, and a vision of hope that continued resistance may galvanise a new Iran. The film was officialy selected for the Sundance Film Festival 2011.
Dir Ali Samadi Ahadi, Germany/Iran 2010, 80 mins, subtitles