Leader asks cultural organizations to increase productions on Sacred Defense

September 28, 2018

TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has asked relevant organizations to initiate a massive increase in cultural productions on the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, which is called the “Sacred Defense” in Iran.

Speaking in a meeting with a group of literati, filmmakers and managers of cultural organizations on Wednesday, he said, “The relevant organizations must persistently pursue a hundredfold increase in literary and art productions about the Sacred Defense.”

“If this is done properly, all plans from the arrogant to defeat the revolution will be in vain,” he noted.

“We should launch a translation movement to export our books and films on the Sacred Defense in order to convey the message about Iranians’ invincibility and faith for the world,” he stated.    

He said, “The Western festivals screen some Iranian movies that are of low quality in comparison to the Sacred Defense films. They are afraid to screen the Sacred Defense films, because these films are full of scenes revealing power struggles in the world of imperialism.”

The meeting was organized to commemorate the anniversary of the Sacred Defense. A number of authors presented their latest offerings on the war to Ayatollah Khamenei.

Photo: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei takes a glance at a book he received during a meeting with literati and filmmakers on September 16, 2019. (Khamenei.ir)


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