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April 17, 2012

Letters from Iran

|a "While winds of freedom blow through the Arab world, the Iranian youth waits. They were the first to rise up against their leaders in 2009. The first to tweet, Facebook and post YouTube updates, filming the fallout of their failed revolution on camera phones. Now, Iran has closed itself off to the Western press, making itdifficult to get the inside story from the outside. For the past two years, Manin Loiseau has been following a group of Iranians inside Iran. Many lost loved ones or were tortured themselves in the aftermath of the elections. Piecing together interviews, footage from hidden cameras, YouTube clips and more, she paints a vivid portrait of the aftermath of the Green Revolution."

The hopeful dreams of the citizens of Iran were aggressively oppressed after the 2009 presidential elections. The Iranian population is quite used to being ignored and let down by their political leaders. Hope was short lived and many of those who had hope were arrested, tortured and in some cases disappeared. As tyranny reaches out in its last, dying, grasp during this first part of the 21st century, does this signal its end? As always it is the population who must suffer the wrath of dying political and religious power structures. The interviews are heartbreaking. The protest videos were shot mostly with cell phones. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 56609-D 79 minutes 2011

Posted by mcmike at April 17, 2012 10:06 AM

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