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FRONTLINE; Death In Tehran, A

11/12/2009

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Death In Tehran, A
Program Number

2805 HD 001

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

At the height of the protests following Iran's controversial presidential election this past summer, a young woman named Neda Soltani was shot and killed on the streets of Tehran. Her death -- filmed on a cameraphone, then uploaded to the web -- quickly became an international outrage and Soltani became the face of a powerful movement that threatened the hardline government's hold on power. With the help of a unique network of correspondents in and out of the country, FRONTLINE investigates the life and death of the woman whose image remains a potent symbol for those who want to keep the reform movement alive. The film also explores a number of unanswered questions in the aftermath of the greatest upheaval in Iran since the 1979 revolution: How many were arrested and killed as the security forces attempted to contain the growing protest movement? To what extent was the presidential vote manipulated? What is the nature of the reported divisions among Iran's ruling elites?

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Death In Tehran, A,” 11/12/2009, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_45CCB422AEE24DE1A86465B8C4E104D7.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Death In Tehran, A.” 11/12/2009. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_45CCB422AEE24DE1A86465B8C4E104D7>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Death In Tehran, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_45CCB422AEE24DE1A86465B8C4E104D7
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