Simon Fraser University- Harbour Center, Room 1425
Title: I Akbar Etemad, Split Atoms (2014)- 82min
Director: Ahmadreza Ganjei and Vahid Hosseini
October 17, 2016
“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.