Movie “The Martyr” on Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr Screened
TEHRAN (AIPFF) - Ammar Popular Film Festival (APFF) hosted a ceremony to screen movie "The Martyr" about the life, activities and execution of Martyr Ayatollah Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr by Saddam Hossein at its secretariat in Tehran, Iran.
TEHRAN (AIPFF) – Ammar Popular Film Festival (APFF) hosted a ceremony to screen movie “The Martyr” about the life, activities and execution of Martyr Ayatollah Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr by Saddam Hossein at its secretariat in Tehran, Iran.
AIPFF displayed the film Thursday night in a ceremony that was held in the presence of a number of Iraqi students studying at Tehran University as well as the manager of the Iraqi embassy in Tehran.
Directed by Abdul-Aleem Taher, the film chronicles the martyr’s life events with focus on his simple life. Furthermore, the work sheds light on the ayatollah’s courageous campaign against the then-ruling Iraqi monarch Saddam Hossein at the time he reined over Iraq and took over his predecessor’s crown.
The film was previously screened at the 34th edition of the international section of Fajr Film Festival as well as the foreign films section of the 14th Resistance Film Festival.
Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (born on March 1, 1935) was an Iraqi Shia cleric, philosopher, and ideological founder of the Islamic Dawa Party. He is the father-in-law of Muqtada al-Sadr and also a cousin of Imam Musa as-Sadr. His father Haydar al-Sadr was a well-respected high-ranking Shi’a cleric. Muhammad Baqir Al-Sadr was executed in 1980 under the Saddam Hussein regime.
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