HBO Documentary Films In Partnership With The Institute Of Human Rights At Emory University And The National Center For Civil And Human Rights To Premiere 'FOR NEDA' At The Carter Center On Friday, June 11
HBO Senior Producer Nancy Abraham, Filmmaker Antony Thomas and Co-Producer Saeed Kamali Dehghan Scheduled to Attend WHAT: On June 20, 2009, Neda Agha-Soltan was shot and killed on the streets of Tehran during the turmoil that followed the Iranian presidential context. Within hours images of her dying moments, captured on cell phones, appeared on computer screens across the world, focusing the world's attention on mass protests against the rigged election in Iran. Neda risked her life in the cause of freedom. The Atlanta premiere is by invitation only. WHO: - Antony Thomas: Director/Producer, FOR NEDA; has written, directed & produced 40 major documentaries and dramas including DEATH OF A PRINCESS - Saeed Kamali Dehghan: Co-producer, FOR NEDA; Iranian-born journalist and literary critic; The Guardian correspondent in Iran during June & July 2009 - Nancy Abraham, HBO Senior Vice President, HBO Documentary Films, and HBO Senior Producer, FOR NEDA WHEN: Friday, June 11, 201011:30 a.m. luncheon * 12:20 p.m. screening * 1:30 p.m. discussion WHERE: The Carter Center * 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA DETAILS: Featuring previously unseen footage of Neda with friends and family, as well as exclusive video of her recorded the day she died, FOR NEDA debuts Monday, June 14 ( 9:00 -10:15 pm ET), just before the anniversary of her death, exclusively on HBO, and will also be presented on Sunday, June 20, the anniversary of her death. The documentary features intimate interviews with those who knew her best - - her father, mother, sister, brother - - as they speak publicly for the first time on camera, and is narrated by Shohreh Aghdashloo (Emmy winner for HBO's "House of Saddam"; Oscar nominee for: "House of Sand and Fog"). Media requests should be directed to: Valerie Harris, HBO, 404.966.2445 or firstname.lastname@example.org *Clip reels are available for broadcast media.