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Northeastern Illinois University and The Mossadegh Initiative present the Chicago premiere of

A Dying King: The Shah of Iran


Sunday, February 18, 2018, at 3 p.m. 
Monday, February 19, 2018, at 2 p.m.

Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

An expose of the last King of Iran’s medical story

On January 16,1979, the Shah of Iran Mohamad Reza Pahlavi, left the royal palace, the Peacock Throne and his beloved country Iran for the last time, commencing what became a 19-month odyssey into exile. He wandered hopelessly from Egypt to Morocco, Bahamas, Mexico, the U.S, then Panama and back again to Egypt where he died furtively at the age of 60. His death had profound consequences for the future of the Middle East and the world, yet the untold medical story of the last King of Iran has to date remained a puzzling mystery. By unraveling the secrecy surrounding this critical period of history, beginning from the onset of the Shah’s illness, to the diagnosis/misdiagnosis and maltreatment, “A Dying King” exposes the main causes of the Iranian Revolution, the pursuant 444-day hostage crisis and the adversarial relations between the U.S and Iran.
A directorial debut by Bobak Kalhor. Feature documentary; 85 minutes.

Admission is free, but registration is encouraged.
Complimentary parking on Sunday only in Lot F. At all other times a parking permit is required to park on campus. 


Past Events

October 2017

"Pragmatic Petroleum Management Post Nationalization of Iranian Oil"
A lecture by Mr. Ghobad Fakhimi

Mr. Fakhimi discussed his 30 years as one of the high-ranking executives and member of the governors of the National Iranian Oil Company, and his book, "Thirty Years Iran Oil: From Nationalization to Islamic Revolution." 

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