• Released
  • August 10, 2012
  • 1 hr 20 min
  • Documentary
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The Green Wave Synopsis
Iranian bloggers risk their lives to report on violence and human-rights violations.

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The Guardian

By Henry Barnes
Ahadu pulls the curtain back on a government that was willing to imprison and torture its electorate.
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80

Total Film

By Tom Dawson
Heartfelt and inventive, this documentary from exiled director Ali Samadi Ahadi chronicles Iran's abortive Green Revolution during the...
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
The most compelling aspect of The Green Wave, however, is the extensive footage shot clandestinely by amateurs using cellphones. What they...
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80

Village Voice

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That Ahadi and his team were able to safely compile, let alone edit together, this much ground-level footage is a feat in and of itself;...
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70

The New York Times

By Rachel Saltz
By turns frustrating and moving, Ali Samadi Ahadi's documentary The Green Wave, about the Green Revolution in Iran, gets a jolt from...
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60

Empire

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A worthy topic that deserves a slightly better documentary.
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60

Time Out New York

Only the animation seems forced, with its comic-book style and melodramatic tone registering as manipulative next to the brute reality of...
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50

Slant Magazine

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Unlike Waltz with Bashir, it only seems to be using animation in an effort to make blog diaries by twentysomethings appear cinematic.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
An arresting visual style cannot make up for lack of new information or viewpoints about the Green Revolution in 2009 Iran.
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50

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
Mixed-media approach is eye-catching, and the subject is unquestionably powerful, but the sentimental score and stridently drawn imagery...
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