Five Soldiers with Khomeini, ca. 1980s
September 25th, 2016
Five Iranian soldiers, of various ethnicities and representing different branches of the military, march across a desert battlefield in the war-torn province of Khuzestan. The red specter of Ayatollah Khomeini watches over the various scenes of war, including tank maneuvers. Marching in single file towards the viewer, the soldiers (and their different cultural backgrounds) are united and safeguarded by Khomeini as they walk past oil fields that are set ablaze.