The Green Wave

Ali Samadi Ahadi
Germany 2010 | 80 Min. | 35 mm, OmU

THE GREEN WAVE is a touch­ing doc­u­men­tary col­lage that illus­trates the dra­mat­ic events during the summer of 2009 in Iran and tells about the feel­ings of the people behind this rev­o­lu­tion. Face­book reports, Twit­ter mes­sages and videos posted in the inter­net were includ­ed in the film com­po­si­tion, and hun­dreds of real blog entries served as a ref­er­ence for the expe­ri­ences and thoughts of two young stu­dents, whose story runs through the film as the main thread. The film describes their ini­tial hope and curios­i­ty, their des­per­ate fear, and their courage to con­tin­ue the fight. 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 as a result.