The Green Wave review

A mesmerising account of Iran's attempt at revolution

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Heartfelt and inventive, this documentary from exiled director Ali Samadi Ahadi chronicles Iran’s abortive Green Revolution during the summer of 2009.

Following rigged elections, supporters of opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi took to the streets and were arrested by government militia, tortured and, in some cases, killed.

Aptly for an uprising fuelled by internet buzz, Ahadi draws on testimonies from tweets, blogs, Facebook postings and YouTube videos. Animation sequences graphically illustrate protesters’ nightmarish prison experiences.

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