07/10/09 - 7:46am
by Chas Danner

Iran: The Rooftop Project

One of the most compelling elements of the continued uprising in Iran has been when each night under the cover of darkness Iranians chant themselves hoarse from the rooftops, balconies, and windows of their homes. This is done to express resolve, hope, frustration, but probably more than anything else – to provide a way for people to be together, in spirit and in their cause. As long as their voices echo through each night, Iran is not yet free. It is the soundtrack of revolution.

This is meant to be the most complete possible collection of recordings of nighttime protest in Iran since the beginning of the uprising. Its goal is to locate and profile at least one video for each night primarily focusing on the nightly chanting of Allah-o-Akbar from the rooftops whenever that footage is available. Some of these videos have not been widely seen until now. I will continue to update this post with new videos as they become available, please encourage people in Iran to try to record these evening chants of Allah-o-Akbar so that the world can continue to see and hear them every day. There are several days for which I was unable to find a video – please help me find them! – you can email me at itsmightier@gmail.com – I can post the videos anonymously under my YouTube account if needed. The permalink for this post will be http://mightierthan.com/rooftop

This project is dedicated to “Oldouz84″

تکمیل‌ترین جمع ضبط شبهای ایران از آغاز شلوقیها. روز با روز با سعی‌ اولیه از نشون دادن الله اکبر از پشتبونها. بعضی‌ از اینها بطور زیاد تا باحال دیده نشدن. من با رسیدن ویدئوهای جدید این سایت رو ادامه میدم. لطفا از ایرانیان خواهش کنید که همچنان ادامه ضبط الله اکبر در شبها باشند که تمام دنیا شاهد روزانه این فعلیتها باشند. چند روز بود که ویدئو گیر نیاوردم اگر دستتن اومد به من ایمیل بزنین
و اگر مخواهید میتوانم زیر اسم ناشناس برییتون آپلود کنم.

“Oldouz84″ این رو اهدا می‌کنم به
Balatarin Link

GO TO THE LATEST DATE


TUESDAY JUNE 9th / 19 KHORDAD
Before the Election


FRIDAY JUNE 12th / 22 KHORDAD
Election Night

ON THE STREETS (Help me find Allah-o-Akbar for this date)


SATURDAY JUNE 13th / 23 KHORDAD

ON THE STREETS (Allah-o Akbar is below this)

ENGLISH NARRATION, GUNSHOTS CAN BE HEARD


SUNDAY JUNE 14th / 24 KHORDAD


MONDAY JUNE 15th / 25 KHORDAD

VIOLENCE IN THE DARK

ALLAH-O-AKBAR – I really love this video, watch for the couple at 1:24


TUESDAY JUNE 16th / 26 KHORDAD

POEM FOR THE ROOFTOPS OF IRAN: DEFENSELESS PEOPLE


WEDNESDAY JUNE 17th / 27 KHORDAD


THURSDAY JUNE 18th / 28 KHORDAD


FRIDAY JUNE 19th / 29 KHORDAD
after Khamenei announces protests will be put down

POEM FOR THE ROOFTOPS OF IRAN: WHERE IS THIS PLACE


SATURDAY JUNE 20th / 30 KHORDAD
after brutal crackdown, murder of Neda

POEM FOR THE ROOFTOPS OF IRAN: LISTEN CLOSELY

ANOTHER WORTH SEEING


SUNDAY JUNE 21st / 31 KHORDAD

POEM FOR THE ROOFTOPS: “LET US NOT FORGET”

ANOTHER


MONDAY JUNE 22nd / 1 TIR


TUESDAY JUNE 23rd / 2 TIR

MAY NOT BE ACCURATE DATE – WAS POSTED 6/23 BUT THAT IS ONLY INDICATION


WEDNESDAY JUNE 24th / 3 TIR


THURSDAY JUNE 25th / 4 TIR

VIGIL FOR THE DEAD @ TEHRAN UNIVERSITY (Help me find Allah-o-Akbar video for this date)


FRIDAY JUNE 26th / 5 TIR


SATURDAY JUNE 27th / 6 TIR


SUNDAY JUNE 28th / 7 TIR


MONDAY JUNE 29th / 8 TIR


TUESDAY JUNE 30th / 9 TIR


WEDNESDAY JULY 1st / 10 TIR


THURSDAY JULY 2nd / 11 TIR


FRIDAY JULY 3rd / 12 TIR


SATURDAY JULY 4th / 13 TIR


SUNDAY JULY 5th / 14 TIR


MONDAY JULY 6th / 15 TIR

MAY NOT BE ACCURATE DATE – WAS POSTED 7/6 BUT THAT IS ONLY INDICATION


TUESDAY JULY 7th / 16 TIR


WEDNESDAY JULY 8th / 17 TIR


THURSDAY JULY 9th / 18 TIR
after protesters return to the streets


FRIDAY JULY 10th / 19 TIR


SATURDAY JULY 11th / 20 TIR


SUNDAY JULY 12th / 21 TIR

MONDAY JULY 13th / 22 TIR

also from tonight, the candlelight neighborhood of 19 year old Sohrab Aarabi


TUESDAY JULY 14th / 23 TIR


WEDNESDAY JULY 15th / 24 TIR



THURSDAY JULY 16th / 25 TIR


FRIDAY JULY 17th / 26 TIR


SATURDAY JULY 18th / 27 TIR


SUNDAY JULY 19th / 28 TIR


MONDAY JULY 20th / 29 TIR


TUESDAY JULY 21st / 30 TIR


WEDNESDAY JULY 22nd / 31 TIR

NO ALLAH-O AKBAR VIDEO for TONIGHT SO FAR – This is near Sohrab Aarabi’s home


THURSDAY JULY 23rd / 1 MORDAD


FRIDAY JULY 24th / 2 MORDAD


SATURDAY JULY 25th / 3 MORDAD


SUNDAY JULY 26th / 4 MORDAD


MONDAY JULY 27th / 5 MORDAD


TUESDAY JULY 28th / 6 MORDAD


WEDNESDAY JULY 29th / 7 MORDAD


THURSDAY JULY 30th / 8 MORDAD
After protests marking 40 days since Neda was murdered


FRIDAY JULY 31st / 9 MORDAD


SATURDAY AUGUST 1st / 10 MORDAD


SUNDAY AUGUST 2nd / 11 MORDAD

And a new uploader besides y45har tonight!!:


MONDAY AUGUST 3rd / 12 MORDAD
After the day of Ahmadinejad’s pre-inauguration ceremony

From y45har:

And another since this was such an important day:


TUESDAY AUGUST 4th / 13 MORDAD


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5th / 14 MORDAD
After Ahmadinejad’s “Inauguration” Ceremony


THURSDAY AUGUST 6th / 15 MORDAD


FRIDAY AUGUST 7th / 16 MORDAD


SATURDAY AUGUST 8th / 17 MORDAD


SUNDAY AUGUST 9th / 18 MORDAD


MONDAY AUGUST 10th / 19 MORDAD


TUESDAY AUGUST 11th / 20 MORDAD


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12th / 21 MORDAD


AUGUST 13th / 25 MORDAD thru AUGUST 26th / 4 SHAHRIVAR


THURSDAY AUGUST 27th / 5 SHAHRIVAR


FRIDAY AUGUST 28th / 6 SHAHRIVAR


AUGUST 29th / 7 SHAHRIVAR to SEPT 3rd / 12 SHAHRIVAR


FRIDAY SEPT 4th / 13 SHAHRIVAR


SEPT 5th / 14 SHAHRIVAR to SEPT 8th / 17 SHAHRIVAR


WEDNESDAY SEPT 9th / 18 SHAHRIVAR


THURSDAY SEPT 10th / 19 SHAHRIVAR


FRIDAY SEPT 11th / 20 SHAHRIVAR


SATURDAY SEPT 12th / 21 SHAHRIVAR


SUNDAY SEPT 13th / 22 SHAHRIVAR


MONDAY SEPT 14th / 23 SHAHRIVAR


TUESDAY SEPT 15th / 24 SHAHRIVAR


WEDNESDAY SEPT 16th / 25 SHAHRIVAR


THURSDAY SEPT 17th / 26 SHAHRIVAR


FRIDAY SEPT 18th – DEC 25th / 27 SHAHRIVAR – 4 AZAR


SATURDAY DEC 26 / 5 AZAR


SUNDAY DEC 27 / 6 AZAR


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32 Responses to “Iran: The Rooftop Project”
  1. Jennifer in Texas says:

    The whole world is rooting for you! What an inspiring testament of will and bravery. “Listen closely” from June 2oth was especially moving and made me cry.

    Thank you so much for putting these together in one place.

  2. Brandon says:

    Maybe other cities should join in, so our Governments aren’t confused about who their people stand with.

  3. sally says:

    Thank you for this…it is wonderful.

  4. Elio says:

    Thank you. I go on youtube everyday and I search for “Iran” Sort by: [Newest] Uploaded:[today] And look for videos like the ones you have posted.
    ____ I would like to see a long video of these edited together with the dates and images from each day.
    _____
    http://www.youtube.com/results?uploaded=d&search_query=iran+night&search_type=videos&search_sort=video_date_uploaded

  5. Eliot says:

    This is the most hauntingly beautiful sound I have ever heard. It embodies; the pain, the hope, the strength, and the prayers of the Iranian people.
    Please continue this project, for when their voice are heard and freedom has prevailed—you will find all the missing videos. These chants will define this event in Iran, as singing banned song liberated Estonia in 1990.

  6. Dana Dallabetta says:

    The whole world is with you. Please take care and lets mend all our differences. This shows the people really are united as one. We support each other to have freedom and show compassion.

  7. Judy says:

    I clicked “play” for all of the videos silumtaneously. My laptop is rocking with these courageous calls to God. May all those who chant know peace and freedom!

  8. Mike says:

    GOd I’m crying now from watching this. I wonder if God is crying.

  9. Kimia says:

    i’m iranian.
    thank you. great job.

  10. anil (india) says:

    how to say sorry for whats happening,as you all are so brave to change your own fate!
    how can we help you, as we so far away!
    but we are aware of your fight! we know your plight !
    your drive will end an desired end and we all will celebrate it together !

    i can see it!

  11. Nb says:

    Great idea with this project. I’ll spread this on facebook to others.
    Thank you for your efforts

  12. chuck says:

    Before Jimmy Carter no one recalls Islamic Fundementalist. It took a village idiot called Jimmy carter to bring these turban wearing murdering theives and cut throats to Power.

    This is the second time that United States with their British buddies have damaged our society. All for the purpose of stealing Crude Oil and Energy.
    For those who are not aware of the facts, Crude Oil is too precious to burn. It has an added value of 1000 % when used in other forms such as plastics etc.
    Then there is the matter of the seven sisters ( seven major Oil Companies) who have brought about the current Global warming and messed up the environment, buying politicians with their ill gotten wealth from Middle East in particular Iran and Iraq.

  13. How sad that there were reportedly only around 200 Iranian-American protesters at the White House. Americans need to show their solidarity with the aspirations of the Iranian people (not with Mousavi) by displaying green as a symbolic gesture.

  14. Eliot says:

    If you want to blog this to myspace or other HTML enabled blogs: Right click on a blank area of this page; select by right click (mac control+click)- ‘Veiw Page Source’; then select by clicking and holding—starting with the text – ‘by Chas Danner…’ until, about halfway down the page you find the green text- ‘‘ stop right before that text and copy the text to your blog.
    Tell your readers to go to the site to see updated videos.
    This has only one image from mightierthan.com so it won’t impact their bandwidth much.

  15. Ali Katira says:

    So proud of my compatriots…the struggle will go on until we have a democratic system where we can live in peace and harmony with everyone in the world. Rest assured that we won’t forget the generosity in your support from all over the world when we finally free this country from tyranny. I am so sorry that China and Russia have decided to side with the enemies of people and the barbaric regime in our country and yes, we won’t forget that either!
    A big hug to everyone in the world who is supporting the people’s green movement. We won’t give up!

  16. Tom says:

    Thank you for starting this, and to the Iranians here in the U.S, around the world and in Iran my hopes and prayers are with you as I am sure a many others are. And inshallah one morning after shouting Allah o Akbar Iran will wake up in freedom and know that god did listen.

  17. Thank you for letting me hear the sweet voices of the people I miss so much and am so worried about.

  18. saar says:

    I’m sorry for the Iranian people but I think it won’t help them this time.
    They wanted religion 20 years ago and they got it.
    Iran is on a track to darkness for along time and they can’t change course right away……..

    The protest will slowly decline and will live only in the hearts of few.

    They wanted to control their woman, terrorize the different and execute the guys so they got it.
    As the words of the songs goes: “If you tolerate this then your children will be next…”

    It’s a shame because the Iranian culture is very rich – with musicians, writers even food and beautiful woman that the world doesn’t eve know about.

    I wish them freedom of mind and of soul.
    My heart is with u!

    Saar

  19. Ali Katira says:

    Dear Saar if you think the protests are going to die down, then you think exactly like the dictators who are in charge. The problem is that you don’t know Iranian people very well. We struggled for 200 years to kick the Arabs out and it took us 100 years to get rid of the Mongolians. We have a history of long struggles and this will just keep going until the enemy is worn down.

  20. khosrozadeh says:

    Chanting Allah o Akbar is of no avail. Allah won’t help ! Help yourself and god will help you goes the popular saying.
    Strength, violence against those rogues, this is the key to the problem.

  21. Jo says:

    I listen every night from the U.S. Thank you for putting these all together!

  22. Tressa_Kaye says:

    I’m always so inspired by the cries out to God. I pray for Iran everyday and every night. Thank you so much for putting this together.

  23. Ali says:

    You are the bravest people and I am sure you are pirooz. Zende Baad Iran V Irani.

  24. Rahim says:

    You guys are amazing. I look forward to check this site every day. I am in Canada and it is amazing to see how people with their voice can shake the biggest dictator.

    Long live Iran and Iranina people.

  25. y says:

    Your project is amazing.
    I Was very moved by the Iranian revolution song sung by people around the world, so here are all the videos – http://tgif.posterous.com/yar-e-dabestani-e-man

  26. sima says:

    It makes me cry when I am listening to these video. You will win with your determination. Thank you for sharing these video with the word.

  27. vickie votaw says:

    i love you & your work so much, thank you!!

  28. anat says:

    so moving!this is wonderfull!
    stay strong and keep believing!you are the ones who will make a difference.
    know that our hearts scream allah u akbar with you and that we are rooting for you.
    our hearts are with you.

  29. uli vs - Munich says:

    dear Chas, what is with your project? has it stopped? I’m missing ‘my’ nightly chants – I love your idea ! thank you for all your effort in collecting the poems
    here is the link to a ‘chant’ not from a rooftop, it’s in the street, but it sounds like lions! you might like it: http://www.facebook.com/notifications.php#/video/video.php?v=1225981246837&comments FREEDOM for IRAN – - uli

  30. Shahram says:

    The revolution will come. What we saw happening this summer was the seed being planted for the coming Iranian revolution. What happened in 1979 was NOT a revolution of the people – It was a conspiracy of radicals and their foreign backers. What will come soon will be a REAL revolution of the oppressed masses! I look forward to it! And more so, I look forward towards the new Iran that will emerge after the revolution! A progressive, advanced, prosperous and powerful Iran! A world center for science, culture and art!

  31. ramtin says:

    i think you’re very stupid.thanks

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