Stronger than a Bullet /
Stronger than a Bullet
When Saeid Sadeghi documented the Iran-Iraq War, all he saw was the lust for battle burning in the eyes of 12 year-olds, the love in the eyes of their parents who had sent them to war, and the religious zeal in the eyes of the soldiers. He was captivated by the magic of war, “so beautiful, we couldn’t see the death”. His photographs were—and still are—used as war propaganda for recruiting future martyrs. Today, 38 years later, tormented by guilt for the part he played in creating propaganda that sent a million people to their graves, Sadeghi goes in search of the surviving subjects of his works. Lyrically narrated by Sadeghi himself, his journey is a rare opportunity to see the surprising and hidden sides of Iran.