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A look into the Iranian militia group known as the Bassidj. In Persian, bassidj means "mobilized." The label was adopted by volunteers who supported elite troops in the Iran-Iraq War of 1980 to 1988. Staunch in their dedication, bassidjis were known to march across minefields. After the war ended, the Bassidj have remained active throughout Iranian society in mosques, schools and public services. Here, they speak about their religious and political convictions.
Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Real to Reel) September 10-19, 2009.