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Iran is the 3rd largest country of bloggers on Earth. Their motivations are told through this short animated infographic video. Watch it in high quality below or at YouTube. More information here [rocketboom.com].

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Unfortunately to my mind video is relatively boring and reminds a lot "Persepolis" cartoon.

Wed 11 Feb 2009 at 9:17 PM

Very well made video !
Deserves more eyes.

Wed 11 Feb 2009 at 11:22 PM

Petr,
It's more of a short blurb commercial, a sequential info piece to dispense a simple idea, not a complex story. The story is for the blogs. Sorry it didn't have zippy cars or whatever it is you wanted.

Thu 12 Feb 2009 at 2:14 AM
Jamasiel

mmmm well what else just a video

Thu 12 Feb 2009 at 6:22 AM

I agree with the general sentiment of the video that Iran's government is repressive and that Iran has a lot of bloggers. But as an historical piece, it's a failure.

The video skips over arguably the largest and most important part of recent Iranian history, especially with regards to understanding Iranian opinions and motivations from an American perspective. (which I'm assuming the majority of the people reading this are)

One of the first sentences in the video is as follows, "Iran was a monarchy ruled by a shah until the 1979 revolution."

Iran actually used to be a democracy, and the shah was in power because the CIA helped organize a coup to place him in power in 1953 because he was friendlier to American oil interests.

Anybody that is interested in this history can read a bit more about that here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953_Iranian_coup_d'├ętat

Sorry for going off on this, but there's so much history that is basically whitewashed over and most Americans have no idea what their government has done.

Thu 12 Feb 2009 at 8:06 AM

People do like to complain, don't they? I thought it got the point across...I had no idea there were so many Iranian bloggers! Of course, what is it with Iran political animations ;)

Whatever works...

Thu 12 Feb 2009 at 1:04 PM

50 of 140 seconds of this video are credits.

Fri 13 Feb 2009 at 4:59 PM
tian

Its not bad. I like the animation. Kinda pumps you up... but for what?

Fri 20 Feb 2009 at 8:31 AM
kurli

Great effort! However, stealing Persepolise animation directly is wrong...The whole peace is compromised by segments stolen from that movie.

Sat 08 Aug 2009 at 3:24 PM
Kyle Chee
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