Press TV, Rome
On the occasion of the 39th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war, a four-day film exhibition opened at prestigious Palazzo Merulana in Rome on Monday.
The film exhibition has been organized by the Italian-Iranian cultural associations Alefba with the support of Medfilm Festival and the Association for the study of Persianate societies.
The cinematic event called "Iranian horizons. Peace dreaming Operation" showcases 11 films which analyze how younger, emerging Iranian film-makers perceive the 8-year long conflict today.
The Iran-Iraq war is the bloodiest and most destructive conflict since WW2. The estimated toll includes more than one million casualties, one million refugees and thousands of prisoners of war.
The conflict began on September 22, 1980 when Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein launched a massive armored and air attack across the Iraq-Iran border.
The film exhibition on the Iran-Iraq war wraps up on September 26.