Sheridan Opera House - May 29, 2011 - 9:15 p.m.

Date: May 29, 2011
Start Time: 9:15 p.m.

The Nature of Battle

Film Screening — Duration: 3 mins

In an empty and dystopian war-torn world a new hope arrives in the form of a seed.

The Green Wave

Film Screening — Duration: 80 mins

Before the recent Jasmine Revolutions that have rocked the Middle East, there was a powerful but ultimately defeated uprising in Iran in 2008. The so-called "Green Wave" was a hopeful, people-powered revolt that was put down by a ruthless Iranian government. This fine film tells this compelling story by assembling analysis by experts and personal recollections (often told using stark animation). One such authority, Professor Paya Akhavan, a former UN prosecutor, says, “What we have witnessed in Iran is not just a rebellion but a seismic shift, a democratic tidal wave which will irreversibly change the future–not only of Iran but the entire Middle East.” This is particularly prescient as the film was made well before the recent uprisings; unfortunately, his words are also a sad commentary on what could have been in Iran.