Art in the light of Islamic Revolution (6)
Most of the artistic works that are known as the art of the revolution have taken their themes from the Islamic Revolution and the 8-year sacred defence. However, there are other works which have been created on the basis of humanitarian issues and support of Muslims and the oppressed and downtrodden people across the world.
Imam Khomeini designated the last Friday of Ramazan as the World Quds Day. On this day, million-strong rallies are held in Muslim countries against the usurper Zionist regime of Israel. The issue of occupation and usurpation of Palestine is so important that even non-Muslim people across the world take to the streets on this day and call for liberation of Palestine from the clutches of the criminal regime in Tel Aviv. World Quds Day has gained fame as the day of awakening of Muslims and their unity against enemies.
Iranian artists have also taken part in this field of art. A brief review of the artistic works after the revolution shows that the status of Muslims in the world has turned into a hot issue for artists and enthusiasts of committed art. Expression of historic realities, disclosure of political and social events and their effect on the life of people through art is the duty of artists. They should employ their art to demonstrate the depth of the crimes and genocide perpetrated by bullying powers.
The most obvious example of these works are the ones pertaining to the issue of Palestine and the occupation of al-Quds by the fake Zionist regime. Cinema, theater, music, painting, poetry and fiction literature are the domains in which Iranian artists have created ample works on the issue of Palestine and the necessity of annihilation of the fabricated Israeli regime.
The film ‘Survivor’ made by late Seifullah Daad is among the most famous works on the issue of Palestine which has been welcomed throughout the world. With a solid and coherent structure, the film portrays the occupation of Palestine, atrocities perpetrated by the Zionist regime and distortion of history to justify and legitimize the occupation and usurpation of Islamic lands.
In addition, other films have been made in Iran on the history of Palestinian people, divulgence of the Zionists' lies, the Lebanese resistance and the events of Afghanistan. These films have proved the capabilities and capacities of the Iranian cinema and artists to create great works.
Visual arts such as painting, graphics, sculpture and caricature are other branches of art which have been active in illustrating the pains of Muslims and oppressed people in the world. The artists of these branches have been engaged in creation of works in these domains. "Greetings to Quds" by Mustafa Naderloo is a large painting which is about the issue of Quds and has been drawn for solidarity and sympathy with the people of Palestine. The painting emphasizes on the perpetuity of Quds as the capital of Palestine.
Besides the efforts of Iran's revolutionary artists to illustrate the sufferings of Muslims, great events and artistic confabs have been convened with the aim of unity of world artists against global Zionism and formation of resistance fronts in various fields of art. Holding of several international cartoon contests with the theme of holocaust are among these activities.
The holocaust cartoon contests have sent shivers down the spine of Zionists to the extent that the Israeli Crime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel's problem with Iran is not limited to its policies but its values. This artistic move has gained such a high position among Muslim that in the latest round of the contest 845 works from 50 countries participated in the event.
These were just a small part of the efforts made in the field of cinema and visual arts on the issue of Palestine. Next time we will touch upon the works of other branches of art.