6th CUFF.Docs

Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2018

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019

details

Documentary / Animation / Award at CUFF

English/Farsi with English Subtitles
80 Minutes

credits

Writer/Director:
Ali Samadi Ahadi

Producers:
Jan Krueger & Oliver Stoltz

Cast:
Pegah Ferydoni, Navid Akhavan

Website:
www.thegreenwave-film.com

community

awards

WINNER: Winner Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature - CUFF 2011

sponsors

The Green Wave

Germany/ Iran, 2010 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2011

description

Weaving animation, live action, and testimonials The Green Wave is a powerful, touching documentary illustrating the dramatic events of the presidential elections of June 2009. Facebook reports, Twitter messages, Internet videos posts, and hundreds of real blog entries are included in the film as reference for the experiences and thoughts of two young students.


The presidential elections were supposed to bring about a change, but contrary to all expectations the ultra-conservative populist Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was confirmed in office. As clear as was the result, as loud and justified were the accusations of vote-rigging. Protest demonstrations were broken up with brutal attacks by government militia, with excessive violence, arrests, kidnapping and some of them disappearing without trace.

These fictional ‘storylines’ have been animated as a motion comic framing the deeply affecting pictures of the revolution and the interviews with prominent human rights campaigners and exiled Iranians. Ali Samadi Ahadi’s documentary is a highly contemporary chronicle of the Green Revolution and a memorial for all of those who believed in more freedom and lost their lives for it.

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
IDFA Amsterdam 2011
Sundance Film Festival 2011
Hamburg Film Festival 2010

press for The Green Wave

"The Green Wave is an incredible portrait of a modern day rebellion and feels more urgent than ever in these ever-changing times"
- The Film Stage
"An anguished cry of despair and fury."
- Variety

screened with a short film

High Level Bridge

Edmonton, 2011, 5 min, Director: Trevor Anderson

Trevor drops his camera from Edmonton’s High Level Bridge in memory of those who’ve jumped.