Makers of Award-Winning Documentary ‘IRANIUM’ Launch Social Media Campaign Supporting Iran’s Democratic Movement
NEW YORK, September 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –
Producers of the award-winning documentary Iranium are launching an
interactive video activism campaign supporting the people of Iran.
Faces4Freedom [http://www.faces4freedom.com ] enables individuals to upload
messages of support to the Iranian people via YouTube and other social
media. The launch of the campaign coincides with Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad’s arrival at the United Nations.
“Ahmadinejad is a tool of tyranny, and an aggravator of world peace. Yet
Americans watch powerlessly as he mocks the international community,” said
Alex Traiman, director of Iranium. “A genuine democratic revolution in Iran
can provide relief from decades of oppression to the Iranian people, and is
in the strategic interests of the free world.”
“Faces4Freedom provides an outlet to do something more meaningful than
discussing Ahmadinejad’s rap sheet, by empowering thousands to support the
Iranians in their quest for true democracy in Iran,” said Traiman.
Social media tools have been instrumental in communicating to the West
the events that have been taking place in the Middle East. Footage uploaded
to YouTube capturing the brutal murder of Neda Agha-Soltan in June 2009 was
a primary example of how social media quickly enables the spread of
otherwise censored information.
“We should recognize the potential of using the same social media tools
to send corresponding messages of support back to the Iranian people. We are
asking Americans to show they care, and record quick videos on their phone
or laptop,” added Traiman.
Visit http://www.iraniumthemovie.com/faces4freedom to learn more and
upload your message of support.
Short videos of support will be uploaded to the Faces4Freedom YouTube
channel, http://www.youtube.com/faces4freedom, spread on Facebook and
Twitter, and broadcasted within Iran on dissident satellite channels.
Iranium is an award-winning documentary that powerfully reports on the
many aspects of the threat a nuclear-armed Iran poses to America and the
world. The film is a stinging indictment of the current Iranian regime and
highlights revolutionary efforts within Iran to topple the government. The
documentary was featured during a one-hour Hannity primetime special on Fox
Narrated by Academy Award nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo, the film uses
rarely seen footage and interviews with 25 politicians, Iranian dissidents,
and leading experts on Middle East policy, terrorism, and nuclear
proliferation, including Amb. John Bolton, Senator Jon Kyl, R. James
Woolsey, and Prof. Bernard Lewis. Visit http://www.iraniumthemovie.com
to learn more.
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SOURCE Iranium the Movie