Millions of young bloggers are challenging the conservative government of Iran, at great personal risk. The following “infographic” video from the Vancouver Film School tells this story powerfully in just 2 minutes.

It’s reminiscent of the recent film Persepolis and helps put “social media” in a much more serious context than people often presume it goes on in.

Click on the arrows in the bottom right corner of the video player to watch the video in full-screen mode.

IRAN: A Nation Of Bloggers






The short video was created by Aaron Chiesa, Hendy Sukarya, Lisa Temes and Toru Kageyama and written by Kate Tremills.

To learn more about the struggles, victories and defeats of bloggers around the world, check out The Committee to Protect Bloggers, Global Voices Online and Reporters Without Borders.

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