WE'RE BACK FROM CANNES!
WHERE DO WE BEGIN?
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!
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!
Pictures would like to thank Festival Director Monika Skerbelis and The
American Pavilion at Cannes for this opportunity. It was an honor to be
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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.
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
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.