New reports have emerged of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei meeting with the cast and crew of the Iranian movie "Track 143” on June 16, 2014.
Ayatollah Khamenei had then emphasized the need for more works of art to explain the "magnificent phenomenon” of the Sacred Defense, a term used to refer to the Iraqi imposed war on Iran.
Track 143 is a movie about an Iranian mother who waits years to reunite with her son, a soldier that goes missing in action during the war and his body is found after 15 years.
During the June meeting, the Supreme Leader praised the film’s director and actors for their good performance in illustrating the "values” of the Sacred Defense.
However, Ayatollah Khamenei noted that Iran’s film industry has not sufficiently tapped into the great capacity of the war in the movies.