25 Jun 2009, DUBAI, UAE, United Arab Emirates --- epa01773971 An Iranian woman with a green ribbon on her arm lights a candle during a vigil to commemorate Iranian Neda Agha-Soltan who was killed during clashes in Iran in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 25 June 2009. Iranian President Ahmadinejad's re-election on 12 June sparked worldwide protests.  EPA/ALI HAIDER --- Image by © ALI HAIDER/epa/Corbis

A Death in Tehran

November 17, 2009 / 55m

Season 2009: Episode 5

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At the height of the protests following Iran’s controversial presidential election this summer, a young woman named Neda Agha Soltan was shot and killed on the streets of Tehran. Her death — filmed on a cameraphone, then uploaded to the web — quickly became an international outrage, and Agha Soltan became the face of a powerful movement that threatened the hard-line government’s hold on power. With the help of a unique network of correspondents in and out of the country, FRONTLINE investigates the life and death of the woman whose image remains a potent symbol for those who want to keep the reform movement alive. [Explore more on the original website for A Death in Tehran.]