Sneak Preview Screening – For Neda
Described as “the most important documentary HBO has ever done.” For Neda has been creating a storm as it has been screened around the world.
Filmed secretly with Neda Agha-Soltan‘s father, mother, sister and younger brother, the film commemorates the anniversary of the death of the young Iranian woman shot by a sniper in Tehran on 20 June in the aftermath of the disputed presidential election.
Mobile phone footage of Neda Agha-Soltan bleeding to death in a back street of the capital was circulated around the world in a matter of minutes. Neda Agha-Soltan has since become a potent sympbol of the opposition to the Iranian regime, yet little is known about the young woman whose death was witnessed by millions of people.
Acclaimed Director Antony Thomas embarked on a journey to find the people who knew her and those that were with her in her final moments to piece together the unanswered questions about Neda Agha-Soltan.
With intimate recollections, videos, diaries and letters, even the banned books she was reading at the time of her death, this is a mesmerising documentary, made possible only by the courage of Neda Agha-Soltan’s family who risked imprisonment if they were caught being filmed.
Saeed Kamali Dehegan, the young undercover Iranian journalist who worked on the film will be at the Frontline Club for a Q&A.
Directed by Antony Thomas