Premiering this coming Monday, June 14th at 9 PM ET on HBO.
For Neda chronicles the life and death of Neda Agha Soltan during protests which followed the June 20th, 2009 protests of the presidential elections in Iran. Within minutes, Neda became a symbol of the up-rising and hope for the Iranian people when the footage of her death quickly spread among social media lines. Soon, the world turned its eyes to the protest due to the testament and symbolic death of this heroic woman.
The film explores the Iranian struggle through interviews of those closest to Neda and the tragic incidents surrounding her death. It reveals the impact of an interconnected media world which includes the homespun authorities that brought her story to light. For Neda premieres as the third in the HBO Documentary Films Summer Series. A new documentary airs weekly on Monday nights through August 9th.
Thanks to Kate at HBO for the heads up…