Different photos of a couple’s wedding

This suspicion and aversion against cinema, which was deep-rooted in many persian clergymen found later on as well expression in the Islamic Republic. Promoters of the Islamic Revolution named cinema in the same breath as Westernization and furthermore, the Pahlavi regime.6 All regimes were well aware of the popularity of cinema and its power to influence masses. Earlier, the Pahlavi regime and later on, Islamic leaders, seemed to recognize cinema as a vehicle to fight the opposition or the adversary.