Four international students at Vancouver Film School, Aaron Chiesa, Hendy Sukarya, Lisa Temes and Toru Kageyama created a thought-provoking short film entitled “Iran: a nation of bloggers” for their final term 3 project.Vodpod videos no longer available.
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I’m wiping away tears right now — that was incredibly moving. I had no idea. It is an easy trap to fall into that we assume the leaders of countries are representative of the people whom they govern/rule/dictate to.
I had Twitter open one day when I saw a Tweet about a Chinese blogger who’d been taken by police for questioning, but they’d let him keep his phone so he kept on Tweeting. Following it made me sick (until he was released).
This video on blogging and that Twitter incident reminds me of a section of the forward to the book “The Diary of Anne Frank”. It spoke to the book bearing witness to the atrocities committed, and how these acts could never be denied with such a powerful, personal proof as the writings of an individual documenting her experiences as they happened.
Very powerful, Judy – and hopeful with it!