Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Iran in 1979 marked the advent of the world’s first modern theocracy, and a regime that has inspired Muslim fundamentalist movements and anti-western terrorist attacks around the world.
Khomeini’s Revolution is the story of how a cleric usurped a populist uprising and created a perpetual revolution to become Iran’s Supreme Leader. Those closest to Ruhollah Khomeini, the people who orchestrated his return from exile, explain how he manipulated them and events to seize control. In the end they were all betrayed.
Using remarkable footage smuggled out of Iran during the early days of the revolution, this powerful documentary reveals the character of a man we should know intimately, if we want to understand today’s escalating conflict between Islamists and the West.
Format: 1 x 1 hour
Produced by Barna-Alper for History Television
Producers Laszlo Barna and Alan Mendelsohn
Director/Writer Nadine Pequeneza
Cinematographer Jim Borecki and Michael Nolan
Editor Ricardo Acosta