Makers of Award-Winning Documentary 'IRANIUM' Launch Social Media Campaign Supporting Iran's Democratic Movement

Sep 21, 2011, 11:47 ET from Iranium the Movie

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 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 News.

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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