Synopsis:A short history of oil in Iran and the decades leading up to the opening of the first railway at Tehran by His imperial Majesty Shah Reza Pahlavi. The footage features Iranian people and palaces and temples as well as GVs of the country.
Shotlist:10:00:50 Opening title reads "On the 21st of March 1935, His Majesty Shah Reza Pahlevi announced to the world that his country would in future be known by its original name: Iran."
10:00:55 Map of Iran is smashed like a wall of bricks exploding.
10:01:00 Crowds gather to meet the Shah who opens a railway at Tehran on 10/02/37.
10:02:00 Long pans of ancient ruins of Persepholis and Darius, mosques, palace.
10:04:25 Workers in weaving factory, sheep, wild goats.
10:05:15 Crude oil floating on water and being burnt.
10:05:35 A man shoots a verey pistol igniting gas.
10:06:20 Oil drillers and construction workers, bridge construction.
10:07:10 Shah Reza addresses marching army in 1937, in celebration of his march on Tehran 16 years earlier, military fly over, tank parade.
10:08:20 Agricultural and irrigation schemes with construction workers.
10:08:50 Tilting shot of derrick and town of MIS, aerial of area and GVs of Abadan.
10:10:05 LS of BP tanker at sea.
10:10:50 Cotton and wool factories with adult and children workers.
10:11:35 Tehran GVs; traffic and cars, railways and passengers, Tehran University, women playing sports without veils, mixed children schools, college labs and students in white jackets.