The Satanic Verses Affair 15 years old

Twenty years ago, novelist Salman Rushdie was a wanted man with a million pound bounty on his head. His novel, The Satanic Verses, had sparked riots across the Muslim world. The ailing religious leader of Iran, the Ayatollah Khomeini, had invoked a little-known religious opinion - a fatwa - and effectively sentenced Rushdie to death. This film looks back on the extraordinary events which followed the publication of the book and the ten year campaign to get the fatwa lifted. Interviews with Rushdie's friends and family and testimony from leaders of Britain's Muslim community and the Government reveal the inside story of the affair.


The Satanic Verses Affair Cast

Name Character
Salman Rushdie He was 61, now 77 years old as Himself

The Satanic Verses Affair Crew

Name Department
Janice Sutherland as Director. She was 41 (now 56) years old Directing
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The Satanic Verses Affair (15 years)

  • Release day: Saturday, March 07, 2009
  • Runtime: 90 minutes