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A Dying King: The Shah of Iran

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

A Dying King: The Shah of Iran

With exclusive post-film discussion with Director Bobak Kalhor 


          REGISTRATION CLOSED: Sunday, February 18, 2018, at 3 p.m. 

          SEATS AVAILABLE: Monday, February 19, 2018, at 2 p.m.

          Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University

          5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois



Please note: registration for the Sunday, Feb. 18 event has closed. You may email to request a reservation for any available seating.

Complimentary parking on Sunday only in Lot F. At all other times a parking permit is required to park on campus. 

Learn more about the film

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.

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