Yazdan has No Gun

Clips from "Yazdan Tofang Nadarad" about 2009 protests

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Synopsis: "After the June 2009 presidential election, Taha Reza, a student of Sharif University and winner of silver medal of Physics Olympiad, takes a new look at public protests and post-election incidents. He begins from the event of 25th Khordad, three days after the elections in front of Sharif University." Director: Hossein Shamaghdari. Script Writer: Taha Reza. Researcher: Hamid Azimi. Photography: Amir Taheri. Editor: Hossein Shamaghdari. Production Manager: Ali Shir Mohammadi. Producer: Mohammad Hasan Madadi >>> yazdanhasnogun.com



Not entirely true and realistic report

by sobh on

Not entirely true and realistic report

I was in Iran last summer almost at the same time as this report was made. From what I saw, I can say that the report is not showing the Truth. I talked to many people and all of them were saying the opposite, they were saying that the people were beaten badly and the police and Basidj were very brutal. They were also saying that the number of the people in the demonstrations were huge. In this video you can see that many don't want to speak and it is natural, because they fear for their own security to speak against the regime publically in front of the camera. And also the fact that he got a permission to do this report for itself is kind of unusual.

And one more thing the Zahedan bombing of the Mosque has nothing to do with the unrest after the election!  


Zeki! Good try, but bad failure!

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

He is a student at sherif university, one of the  centres of student resistance to islamist regime, yet claims  he had to wait for "guns to stop shooting for him to find the truth!" Exactly what truth? Who killed Neda! then he talks to the witnesses to Neda's murder, obviously terrified of speaking to the camera due to savage post election crackdown by regime, and uses the whole thing to create yet another conspiracy theory! Even I, who happened to be in Iran for mere two weeks spanning the post election ashura day, can tell him "the truth"! The truth is that the million plus uprising shook the entire islamist regime, from "conservative" to "Green leaders" to the core. The truth is no one, even the ever hopefulls like me expected the sheer volume and ferocity of demostrations on ashura day. The truth is that the regime is now getting ready as never before to fight the next uprising.  But their sheer obsession with Neda's death only betrays the inherent guilt and fear of a cowardly murderer cought in the act!

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


For those who fantasize: try

by benross on

For those who fantasize: try to introduce a shah, ahura mazda, zartosht etc in current Iran, fat chance...


Just a reminder. Non of the above need to be 'introduced'. They are already there, for centuries. The challenge for RP was never those who figuratively are considered as IRI supporters. The challenge was the rest. Look around you, look at IC, you'll see where the real challenge is.

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Thanks hirre. I'm starting to get a better idea now. Certainly changed what I initially thought.


The documentary

by hirre on

I've watched the whole thing, and I get the impression that it tries to tell both sides of the story, however the average feeling you get is that people are very pro-regime, either by fear or loyallty... For example, you see clips of a basijj getting beaten up and then this other basijj guy speak in a very modern way about the protests and that people have different opinions...

Most of the documentary they show people who are very uncertain of telling what they want, but some dare telling about the events, they also show some images from the protests and also about Neda (which many don't want to talk about)...You also see many people expressing that the west twists the story and use the situation for their own benefit and that the events were more or less taken place in teheran. The reporter went e.g. to tabriz and some other places, but strangely people haven't seen anything, true or not, I don't know, I guess it depends on which city you look at, e.g. I know that there were protests in Shiraz and other cities as well (you can see this on youtube)...

The part I really didn't understand was why the documentary went on telling about the bombings in Zahedan. Why is that somehow connected to the protests? I think the documentary wants to show that religious families have also lost lives, and maybe some unknown force (green movement, usa, israel and so on) wants to kill IR supporters. In my opinion these are seperate events and should not be linked in order to gain some kind of sympathy (typical behaviour of the IR)....

Other than that I get a very mixed feeling after watching this documentary, e.g. you can not neglect that there are a lot of direct and indirect IR supporters in Iran. As they said in the documentary: more than 70 million iranians live in Iran and only 12 million in teheran... 

Jahanshah Javid

Spoke too soon?

by Jahanshah Javid on

I've been looking at news about this film. The more I see, the more my doubts increase about its intentions. I only saw these clips and not the full version. I thought it was an underground film to expose the brutalities during 2009 protests. But the film has been promoted by pro-regime sites and the download site is in Iran.

Can anyone shed some light?


Sad truth

by hirre on

It shows how split the nation is in reality and also that young people from places outside of teheran have taken the words of the regime into their hearts very easier than anybody else... If the young generation would be exposed to western ideas and freedom from 1979 and onward we would have a nation very similar to turkey today, and from there the path to "ultimate freedom" would be much easier... Instead we have a dark situation that reseembles a mix between current arabic countries and Pakistan...

For those who fantasize: try to introduce a shah, ahura mazda, zartosht etc in current Iran, fat chance...


In Retrospect: The Title tried say it all..but then again

by faryarm on

The Title "tried" to say it all..    The Title says it all..but then again in retrospect.. that is what the regime wants you to think..   

Jahanshah Javid

Subtle & Sincere

by Jahanshah Javid on

Up to now, all the documentaries I've seen about the post-election protests have looked more like angry outbursts in reaction to the regime, or propaganda made by the Greens. This film looks and feels different. It's more subtle, sincere and unpretentious.