The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) channels have been set to air some teleplays on Commander Qassem Soleimani.
Produced by the Art Bureau’s Center for Dramatic Arts in Tehran, the teleplays have been or will be made during a project titled ‘Hero of the Nation’.
Kourosh Zarei, the director of the center, said the project contains seven teleplays, five of which are written based on true stories from the life of Hajj Qassem Soleimani.
He also noted that this is a new project. The first five are written and directed by Morteza Shahkaram, and the other two are written by Meysam Habibi and Mohammad-Amin Minuoee, and will be directed by Habibi.
“The team has tried to produce a new project with a different mood. The memoirs of this great man are so interesting and attractive that they will be very appealing for the audience. The military and moral characteristics of the Commander are so extensive that they need more and more works,” Zarei said.
He also explained that “Working on projects on Hajj Qassem Soleimani should not be restricted to only his martyrdom anniversary, because he is such a great man who has done great things and acts like our mythical hero. We have closely witnessed his bravery and we need to produce works in different arenas on the Commander to better transfer his characteristics to other people.”
The director of the center went on to say, “The teleplays have been recorded in a Chroma key background, a type of visual-effects and post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images together.”
The Art Bureau has organized a number of programs in memory of the commander after his martyrdom on January 3, 2020.
The bureau launched a campaign titled ‘My Hero’ to remember Soleimani, a few days before the first anniversary of his assassination.
The campaign takes its name from an album the bureau released featuring nine ballads.
The bureau has also organized a photo competition whit the main theme of the people’s love of Soleimani.
General Soleimani, who was the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), was assassinated along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), as well as eight others during a US drone strike at Baghdad’s international airport on January 3, 2020.