The Bitter Dawn

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Ayatollah Khomeini died on 3 June 1989. His funeral was the biggest funeral in recorded history as eleven million people attended it.

The Bitter Dawn is a 1988 film by Mahmoud Shoolizadeh. It is a story about a young boy who is very interested in taking photos and while learning how to take pictures academically, he tries to experience it himself. In the morning when he hears the Iran revolution Leader's death, he comes to the streets anxiously to record the reactions of the people to this important news.

This film was broadcast on Iranian television in 1988 and became a topic for discussion within the Iranian media of the time.

Technical specifications and film crew[edit]

The Bitter Dawn

  • Betacam sp, 25min, fiction, Iran, 1988
  • Script writer and Director: Mahmoud Shoolizadeh,
  • Photograph: Ghorbani,
  • Edit: Aslani,
  • Producer: Jarmooz ( I.R.I.B, Isfahan )