Los 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.