February 21, 2011

Advance Notice

Iranian journalist, filmmaker to speak

A tragic death symbolizing the struggle in Iran is the subject of an HBO documentary "For Neda," and a lecture by its co-producer, Saeed Kamali Dehghan, who will speak Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Center for Ethics Commons.

"For Neda" will be screened at 7 p.m. as part of the Ethics @ The Movies series. The film's subject, Neda Agha-Soltan, died in a demonstration in Iran.   

Fellow demonstrators in Iran caught Agha-Soltan's death on cell phones. Footage of it spread on YouTube, highlighting the crisis there after all official journalists were forced to leave the country.

Iranian-born Kamali Dehghan was named 2010 Foreign Press Association's Journalist of the year. He was one of the few journalists covering the Iranian turmoil after the 2009 Iranian presidential election for foreign media including The Guardian, CNN, CBC and France 24.

Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged by calling 404.712.8307.

In addition to his public talk, Kamali Dehghan will speak to several Emory classes.

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