The film the Iranian government doesn't want you to see...

From first time Director Nicole Kian Sadighi who has written and produced this award winning movie "I Am Neda" the true story of Neda Agha Soltan who fearlessly pursued the cause of freedom in defiance of tyranny and oppression.

June 2009 marked another turning point for Iranians, when mass anti-government protests erupted across major cities in Iran, following the June 12 rigged Iranian presidential election against the disputed victory of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which came to be known as the Green Movement. These events provoked the government to declare war on its own people and the world became a witness to some of the most horrific acts that were shown daily through major news outlets as well as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube posting. Many innocent Iranians were, imprisoned, tortured, raped and killed for standing up for their basic human rights in nonviolent civil disobedience.

This film is centered on one ordinary yet courageous young woman on the backdrop of extraordinary circumstances, who has since become the symbol and face of this movement

News reports regarding Neda soon went viral across the globe through leading news outlets and online social media. Everyone from CNN, Fox, BBC, Reuters, AP, AFP, London Times, Life Magazine, the musical group U2 and President Obama commented and paid homage to Neda's story - the girl whose face will always be remembered from YouTube. She was one of the 2009 Time Magazines Person of the Year, 2010 London Times Person of the Year. Additionally The Neda Agha Soltan Graduate Scholarship is a scholarship for post-graduate philosophy students at The Queen's College, Oxford, with preference given to students of Iranian citizenship or heritage. Neda's impact on the Green Movement in Iran which launched the Arab Spring in the Middle East, has made her the face and symbol of Iran's freedom movement and with it a historical legacy that must never be forgotten.












































































































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I AM NEDA - 10 AWARDS AND 21 NOMINATIONS LATER




YES WE CANNES!





As finalist of the 2012 Cannes American Pavilion,
not only did 'I Am Neda' screen once for its Cannes premier, but we were invited to screen a second time at the UK Film Centre. We received a standing ovation at the UK Film Centre, who were partnered with the British Film Institute and Screen South. They even asked us for our permission to add our trailer and our Q&A to their website! This is an additional honor as you know we are passionate with growing visibility as we want to reach as many people as we can with this important film.

After the screenings audience members enthusiastically asked Persepolis Reps. many questions during the Q&A and we were happy to answer them all.

'I Am Neda' even grabbed the attention of Phillip Kaufman! He even asked if he could keep the poster!

First time Director and Producer Nicole Kian Sadighi notes, "I could not have wished for more. That's exactly why I made this movie. To move people on a personal level. While the film is in Farsi (with English subtitles), this is not just another movie, it's a human story that transcends all language barriers."

Media and Industry folks alike, and many business card exchanges later we are so thrilled to have made an impact in Cannes!

Persepolis Pictures would like to thank Festival Director Monika Skerbelis and The American Pavilion at Cannes for this opportunity. It was an honor to be there!




                                                                                                             
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