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1979 Revolution: Black Friday (2016)

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Reza Shirazi, an aspiring photojournalist, who returns to Iran amidst the Iranian Revolution. As he becomes more involved in the events of the Revolution, Reza is forced to make decisions in order to survive.

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Navid Khonsari

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Navid Khonsari (created by), Vassiliki Khonsari (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Navid Negahban ... Asadollah Lajevardi (voice)
Bobby Naderi ... Reza Shirazi (voice)
Farshad Farahat ... Hossein Shirazi (voice)
Omid Abtahi ... Babak Azadi (voice)
Mozhan Marnò ... Bibi (voice) (as Mozhan Marno)
Nicholas Guilak ... Ali Shirazi (voice)
Ray Haratian ... Abbas (voice)
Mary Apick ... Shirin Shirazi (voice)
David Diaan ... Homayoon Shirazi (voice) (as Fariborz David Dian)
Lloyd Floyd Lloyd Floyd ... (voice)
Fajer Al-Kaisi ... Saed / Saman / General (voice) (as Fajer Al Kaisi)
Masoume Hara Khonsari Masoume Hara Khonsari ... (voice)
Homayoun Khonsari Homayoun Khonsari ... (voice) (as Kleio Homa Khonsari)
Aya Penham Aya Penham ... (voice)
Damon Owlia ... (voice)
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Reza Shirazi, an aspiring photojournalist, who returns to Iran amidst the Iranian Revolution. As he becomes more involved in the events of the Revolution, Reza is forced to make decisions in order to survive.

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Country:

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Language:

English | Persian

Release Date:

5 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Video Game Docudrama
17 August 2019 | by zia_aimenSee all my reviews

This experience takes you to the heart of the Iranian Revolution and the journey is experienced through the eyes of journalists and activists protesting on the streets. The game features a rich historical backdrop and explains the Iranian political landscape quite well. For example, covert Ops like Operation Ajax in 1953 are throughly explained which was perhaps a catalyst to the 1979 revolution and essential to understanding the revolution. It's filled with journals and audio logs of speeches made by notorious figures in Iran and oozes out historical accuracy, and much needed context.

This experience really helped me shape my understanding of the historical and current political climate in Iran, filled major information gaps, and reveals the true culprits of the destruction of democracy in Iran.

Although it is not a technical masterpiece and plays like a choice based narrative game, the characters are amazing, the history lesson is akin to a documentary, but with much more entertainment value as the narrative is quite gripping.

It's not a long playthrough, may have taken me about 2-4 hours to complete. Due to the choice making gameplay, it is ideal for anyone who doesn't play or have experience playing games, but is interested in history, and a powerful story.

Will you be engage in violent protest or strictly peaceful demonstrations? Such are the choices that can be made and they will shape your narrative.

The rating is strictly based on the history lesson and uniqueness in terms of its plot, and characters. Highly recommended!


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