Man with concerned expression on a city street.

Son of the Mullah

(Son of the Mullah)

Born into the family of a high-ranking Islamic scholar soon after the start of the Iranian revolution, in his youth he associated with top representatives of Iran's radical Islamic government. Yet he eventually found himself on the other side of the barricades – among the regime’s most vocal critics.

Ruhollah Zam began seeking the truth and became a journalist whose sources include influential Iranian businessmen and politicians, which makes his revelations extremely dangerous for the Iranian government. Since all Iranian media are government-controlled, the only way to work independently is in exile. But for Ruhollah, even life far from home is unsafe. Constantly escorted by bodyguards, threatened by kidnapping and death, he tirelessly uncovers the vulnerabilities of the Iranian regime, which is corrupt and tramples on human rights. The lives of his colleagues are also at risk. Who can one really trust in this high-stakes game?

Prague Municipal Library – Small Hall, Mariánské nám. 1, Praha 1

Matouš Horčička, Moderator
Jakub Koláček, Expert on Iranian politics

Lucerna Cinema – Large Hall, Vodičkova 36, Praha 1


Cinema of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, Sněmovní 4, Praha 1

Olga Richterová, Member of Parliament
Matouš Horčička, Moderator
Pegah Moulana, Activist from Iran
TitleSon of the Mullah
Original TitleSon of the Mullah
Original LanguageEnglish, Persian, Swedish
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginSweden
Length100 min.
Tags Media, Cost of Safety, Middle East
Director Nahid Persson

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