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The Green Wave

Ali Samadi Ahadi's examination of The Green Revolution, the political movement that emerged prior to the tumultuous 2009 Iranian elections, combines animation with live-action interviews and compelling footage.
January 12, 2011

Ali Samadi Ahadi’s examination of the political movement that emerged prior to the recent tumultuous 2009 Iranian elections, combines animation with live-action interviews and compelling footage.

Appearing at Sundance 2011
Directed by Ali Samadi Ahadi
Cinematography: Peter Jeschke, Ali Samadi Ahadi
Screenplay: Ali Samadi Ahadi

Editors: Barbara Toennieshen, Andreas Menn
Sound: Gero Schneider von Marientreu, Steve Milligan
Music: Ali N. Askin
Production: Jan Krüger and Oliver Stoltz for Dreamer Joint Venture
Coproduced by: Wizard UG
Broadcast partners: DBS Satellite Services (1998) Ltd., SVT, SRC, SBS Australia, WDR, ARTE

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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