Iran's Syria war blockbuster: cinema in the service of politics

Iran's Syria war blockbuster: cinema in the service of politicsThe Iranian film “Damascus Time” is an action-packed story of heroes and villains filled, Hollywood-blockbuster-style, with dramatic surprises and explosions. It’s also loaded with a not-so-subtle political message that steps deeply into Iran’s debate about its military role in Syria. The movie tells the tale of two pilots with Iranian forces fighting Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in Syria and “defending” Shiite shrines.



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