New docudrama on the Jungle Movement of Gilan and its leader, Mirza Koochak Khan Jangali, is soon to be screened by Iran IRIB Channel 3.
Directed by Ardalan Ashouri, the 7-episode miniseries named ‘Gileva’ will probably go on air concurrent with the death anniversary of Mirza Koochak Khan Jangali on December.
Tehran-based Owj Arts and Media Organization is the producer of ‘Gileva’, having a long history in producing revolutionary works in art and cinema.
The film was captured in Tehran and the northern Iranian towns of Siahkal and Kiashahr. ifilm director/ actor Behrouz Shoeibi has appeared as Mirza Khoochak Khan.
Other cast members include Hamidreza Pegah, Setareh Eskandari, Mehran Rajabi and Amir-Hossein Seddiq.
Mirza Koochack Khan is not a strange name to ifilmers as they have watched a TV series with the same name by Behrouz Afkhami on ifilm small screen. The series chronicled the Jangali Movement during the 1980s.
The Jungle Movement of Gilan (1915-1920) took place in response to the period of political decay brought about by the advent of World War I and the occupation of Iran by Anglo-Russian and Ottoman troops.