An animated film depicting a confrontation between Iran's Revolutionary Guards and the U.S. Navy will soon be shown in cinemas across Iran. Emily Wither reports.
Soon to hit screens across Iran - a fight between the country's powerful revolutionary guards and the U.S. Navy. In this defiant animated film Iran comes out on top. The film maker says the timing of it's release is a remarkable coincidence as tensions rise over President Donald Trump's hardening rhetoric against Tehran. (SOUNDBITE) (Farsi) DIRECTOR OF 'THE BATTLE OF PERSIAN GULF II', FARHAD AZIMA, SAYING: "In fact the Persian Gulf II animation shows Iran's potential power. This potential power does not demonstrate Iran's current strategy. Instead, it tries to portray Iran's capabilities should Iran be involved in a conflict, showing 99% of its main capabilities in war. It tries to show what Iran potentially has up its sleeve." "Battle of Persian Gulf II" opens with the U.S. Army attacking an Iranian nuclear reactor and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards raining ballistic missiles on the U.S. warships. The release comes as Trump says he will not be as "kind" as his predecessor Barack Obama, warning that military options are not off the table in response to Tehran. The director says he's received no funds from the government to make the production. But feels proud that no country in the world has dared to make a film that portrays a challenge to American military power...until now.