On the occasion of the International Quds Day, Iranian film production company Soureh Film Club has recently released a short film with no dialogue on the 1948 creation of Israel and the eviction of Palestinians from their homeland.
‘Before Heaven’ (Pish az behest) is produced by Mohaddeseh Pirhadi and written and directed by Ahmad Heidarian.
The six-minute film is a lament for “all killed drawings” of Palestinian kids on their homes’ walls, according to Soureh Film Club.
The heartbreaking film concludes with a statement that reads, “In 1948, many Palestinians were forced to leave their homes. Each abandoned house was taken by a Zionist family and that’s how Palestine was occupied.”
“This film is dedicated to all Palestinian children who left their drawings, one day,” it continues.
The International Quds Day, which takes place on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, is a legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who designated the day in solidarity with the Palestinians and in opposition to the Israeli regime.
Over the past weeks, tensions escalated in Jerusalem al-Quds amid acts of aggression by Israeli forces and settlers, and an imminent eviction of Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood by Israeli authorities.
The tensions triggered protests in al-Quds, the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip, as well as rocket fire from Gaza.
On Monday, Israel began airstrikes on Gaza, killing tens of Palestinians, including women and children.
Among the photos that circulated on social media of the Israeli aggression on Gaza was one showing a smiling slain Palestinian boy who lost his life in the Israeli airstrikes on Wednesday.
The boy was identified as Hamza, 11.