On Saturday, June 18 the screening will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Payam Akhavan (film subject, professor at McGill University).

On Sunday, June 19 Time Out New York hosts a special screening with Dr. Payam Akhavan (film subject, professor at McGill University) in conversation with Time Out Film Editor David Fear.

By providing an animated backdrop for the urgent blog posts and tweets that became a lifeline to Iranian pro-democracy activists, The Green Wave recounts the dramatic events of the most severe domestic crisis in the history of Iran. From the widespread hope of political change in Iran through the 2009 elections to the violent suppression of the mass protests against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election, filmmaker Ali Samadi Ahadi brings us into the world of Iranian citizens who risked their lives in the hopes of a better future. Interweaving online posts, video footage caught by those present, and extensive interviews, The Green Wave is an artistic portrait of modern political rebellion, an exposé of government-sanctioned violence, and a vision of hope that continued resistance may galvanize a new future not just for Iran but for the region as a whole. (Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival 2011)

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