Passengers of Light

The eight-year war between Iran and Iraq is referred to as the “Sacred Defense.” Some lands are considered sacred by Iranians because of the blood of the martyrs who lost their lives defending Iran and fighting against Iraqi invaders. Former soldiers and war veterans usually travel along and to tell stories of the courage and sacrifice of those who were martyred. These tours are called “Rahian-e nour” which literally means: “Passengers of light.” This is the story of a group of expats living in Iran who decide to go on one of these tours.

By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2017