Pelan #24:“I Akbar Etemad, Split Atoms”

Title: I Akbar Etemad, Split Atoms (2014)- 82min
Director: Ahmadreza Ganjei and Vahid Hosseini
October 17, 2016

Simon Fraser University- Harbour Center, Room 1425

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“I Akbar Etemad, Split Atoms” is a documentary about Akbar Etemad portrays his life through interviewing him and by using real footages and historical facts and documents.
Akbar Etemad was the president of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran from 1974 to 1978. He is popularly called the father of Iran’s nuclear program. After the 1979 Iranian revolution, he left Iran and established office in Paris and worked there as a nuclear energy consultant (Wikepedia).
This documentary follows Etemad’s works and thoughts about Iran before and after revolution, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and the way he govrned the country and also Iran’s nuclear projects and ambitious before and after 1979.
Followed by post-screening Q&A session with filmmaker.

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“PELAN" is a nonprofit and nonpartisan project, organized by a group of students and graduates of "Simon Fraser University (SFU)" in Vancouver. “PELAN" has been initially designed for screening the contemporary documentaries and short films about Iranian people made by independent Iranian/non-Iranian directors. While these movies may have been banned in Iran, they have been presented in international film festivals all around the world. So, we believe this is a great opportunity for Iranian living in Vancouver to watch these artworks on a bigger scale. “PELAN" was established in 2013 and it has been happening since then and so far we have screened several documentaries from Iranian filmmakers who work inside and outside of Iran. We've also been organizing online Q&A sessions with the directors/producers at the end of the screenings.