FOR NEDA TELLS THE PERSONAL STORY OF NEDA AGHA-SOLTAN, WHO BECAME THE ICONIC SYMBOL OF IRAN’S 2009 POST-ELECTION PROTESTS, AND EXPLORES THE LARGER IRANIAN STRUGGLE WHEN THE DOCUMENTARY DEBUTS MONDAY, JUNE 14 ON HBO
——– Documentary Features Previously Unseen Footage Of Her Life And Death ——- On June 20, 2009, Neda Agha-Soltan was shot and killed on the streets of Tehran during the turmoil that followed the Iranian presidential contest. 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. 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 p.m. ET/PT), just before the anniversary of her death, exclusively on HBO, and will also be presented on HBO2 on Sunday, June 20, the anniversary of her death. The documentary features intimate interviews with those who knew her best – her father Ali, mother Hajar Rostami, sister Hoda and brother Mohammed – 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”).