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Neda Filmmakers Honored With Award

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The anonymous filmmakers who captured the murder and death of Neda Agha-Soltan on camera during the protests in Iran last summer have received the George Polk Award for documenting what became an "iconic image of the Iranian resistance." [AP]

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"Flimmakers"? Is that what we call people who whip out cell phones and tape death/misery of others? Listen, I understand the importance of the video. It's beyond wretching what happened to Neda (and countless, faceless others). But if I got shot and someone shoved a cell phone in my face to put on Youtube, I don't want them called filmmakers. Gives them a credibility that makes my skin crawl.