Iran's Green Summer

Iran's Green Summer

SBS  |  February 9, 2011

Animated blogs and tweets form the backbone of this enlightening and sometimes shocking reconstruction of Iran's 2009 Green Revolution. In May of that year, the youthful green-clad crowds were enraged, and the atmosphere in the stadium where presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi held his speech was explosive. Election Day itself was a deception on a massive scale and marked the beginning of the period in which Mousavi was put under house arrest; Ahmadinejad seized power and demonstrators were shot.

Animated blogs and tweets form the backbone of this enlightening and sometimes shocking reconstruction of Iran's 2009 Green Revolution. In May of that year, the youthful green-clad crowds were enraged, and the atmosphere in the stadium where presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi held his speech was explosive. Election Day itself was a deception on a massive scale and marked the beginning of the period in which Mousavi was put under house arrest; Ahmadinejad seized power and demonstrators were shot.

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