Iranian director Behrouz Shoeibi is set to make a documentary on Lebanon’s prominent Shia cleric Imam Musa al-Sadr, who went missing in Libya.
Shoeibi made the announcement during an interview on IRIB Nasim, an Iran-based TV channel affiliated to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Broadcasting (IRIB).
Referring to a book written by Habibeh Jafarian on Imam Musa al-Sadr, Shoeibi said he started doing research on the prominent religious figure and expressed his hope that he would be able to begin making the film soon.
Referring to his prominence, Shoeibi said Sadr is “a great Iranian scholar” whose influence marks a turning point in the history of Lebanon.
Imam Musa al-Sadr, a highly revered Shia cleric of Iranian descent, came to Lebanon in 1959 to protect the rights of Shia Muslims.
Sadr founded the Lebanese Amal (Hope) Movement in 1974. He disappeared in August 1978 with two companions during an official visit to Libya with their fate still unknown.