110 Iranian cinemas to offer free entry to a documentary on General Soleimani

TEHRAN – 110 Iranian cinemas will offer free tickets to everyone on Monday to watch a documentary on Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.

Theaters will screen “Qassem”, a biographical documentary directed by Mehdi Farsi on Soleimani, to commemorate the second anniversary of the martyrdom of the IRGC’s Quds Force chief who was assassinated in a US airstrike in Baghdad on January 3, 2020.

The free entry program was started by the Iranian Cinema Organization at the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.

The film produced at the Haqiqat Documentary Film Center tells the story of General Soleimani’s life from his childhood until his assassination.

It was broadcast on May 4, 2021 from the Mostanad channel, an IRIB channel dedicated to the screening of documentary films.

“The documentary begins with footage of his childhood and his presence on Iran’s front lines during the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-1988,” said producer Morteza Shabani, who is also director at the time. from the Haqiqat Documentary Film Center.

“However, the documentary mainly focuses on its key role in the war against ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria as well as in the victory of the Lebanese in Israel’s 33-day war in 2006,” a- he added.

“Most of the scenes are shown for the first time and the most important fact of the documentary is that each frame has been used in its place and this increases the influence of the film,” he noted.

He said the scenes were recorded by cameramen from the Haqiqat Documentary Film Center, who accompanied General Soleimani on various operations.

The center also used films from the archives of the IRGC’s 41st Sarallah Division commanded by Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani during the Iran-Iraq war.

Several documentary films have been made on various aspects of General Soleimani’s life and career after his martyrdom.

“Liberation of Amerli” directed by Hamed Hadian is one of them, which premiered at the Cinema Vérité festival in Tehran in December 2020.

The documentary highlights the key role played by the Iranian Quds Force in breaking the 89-day siege of the city of Amerli, in northern Iraq, by ISIS terrorists.

Amerli, an Iraqi Shiite Turkmen town in the Tooz district of Saladin governorate, has been under siege by ISIS terrorists since June 2014, cutting off access to food, electricity and electricity. water.

Photo: Poster of the documentary “Qassem” directed by Mehdi Farsi.


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