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‘Iron Dream’ Lined Up for Cyprus Travel Filmfest

‘Iron Dream’ Lined Up for Cyprus Travel Filmfest‘Iron Dream’ Lined Up for Cyprus Travel Filmfest

‘The Iron Dream,’ a documentary directed by filmmaker Yaser Talebi, has entered the lineup for 2017 Travel Filmfest slated for October 12-22 in Lemesos on the island of Cyprus. The film is contesting in the festival’s section of long documentaries along with works from the UK, Italy, Australia, France and Czech Republic, Mehr News Agency reported. The documentary explains how Iran’s north-south railway, inaugurated in 1938, helped the allied forces defeat Nazi Germany in World War II (1939-1945). During the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran (August 25-September 17, 1941), British and other Commonwealth armed forces secured Iranian oil fields and used the railroad to ensure Allied supply lines for the USSR, fighting against Axis forces on the Eastern Front.  World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 million to 85 million fatalities, most of which were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. ‘The Iron Dream’ is basically a travelogue by Masoud Jamali, an Iranian-German researcher based in Nuremburg. He visited Iran to narrate the story of an event that had an effect on the fate of Iran, Germany and many European countries. In the railroad journey, Jamali studied the reasons behind the construction of the railroad by the elite European engineers. He also set out to find the answer to how the railroad played a key role in WW II and why the British statesman and former prime minister, Winston Churchill, named Iran the “Bridge of Victory.”

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