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Neda film to show at Cannes

neda-still.jpgLos Angeles filmmaker and actress Nicole Kian Sadighi's short film on the killing in Tehran of Neda Agha-Soltan will be shown at the American Pavilion during the Cannes Film Festival in May, she announced. Agha-Soltan was the bystander who was taken down by a sniper's bullet during a 2009 street protest. The young woman's death was captured on cellphones and posted to YouTube, becoming a marker of the digital age.

Sadighi's parents are the Iranian journalists Nader Sadighi and Shahla Arasteh. I am Neda website. Trailer:


An HBO documentary, For Neda, aired on HBO in 2010.

A copy of the original raw Neda video is hidden below. It's graphic, and it might be the most painful 40 seconds you'll ever see on YouTube.

Previously on LA Observed:
Neda video wins journalism's Polk Award
How Neda video got to the world
LA Times profiles Neda



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