Iran erupts over election results
Strong video cobbled together early in the first week of street demonstrations against election results in Iran. Clint Mansell's stirring Lux Aeterna from the album "Requiem for a Dream" provides the background music.
Notice anything odd about the video? Why are most of the protest signs (see the image at right) as well as the police signs displayed in English rather than Persian? Slate has an explanation.
Class discussion: Would you label this video as propaganda or information? Why? What makes it so effective and riveting?
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