While Iranian firing squads continue their purge of the country's former government, the people are now busily engaged in rebuilding Iran.
GV workers in Teheran sweeping streets and workers clearing drain at side of street (TWO SHOTS)
SV PAN Iranian women pulling dustbin containing debris and rubbish
CU drain at roadside PULL OUT TO workers loading rubbish into back of truck
TV PAN crowd of people loading debris into back of truck
SV workers loading debris into back of refuse truck PAN TO man sweeping
SV soldier carrying automatic rifle and worker clearing debris from street while people continue to load truck
SV Iranian Minister of Labour, Dari Ush Forouhar, loading rubbish into wheel-barrow
CU Forouhar, giving instructions and organising workers
CU medallion showing Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeiny on workers' jacket
SV Faroumar and workers shifting rubbish and wheeling it away in wheelbarrows as empty truck arrives to transport debris (THREE SHOTS)
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Background: While Iranian firing squads continue their purge of the country's former government, the people are now busily engaged in rebuilding Iran. In the capital, Teheran, officials have discovered a way to alleviate the problem of the city's many thousands of unemployed people.
SYNOPSIS: Many months of bitter rioting against the regime of the Shah left Teheran scarred and littered with the signs of revolution. Now the big clean-up has begun. Large quantities of rubble still has to be cleared from the streets, and residents of Teheran are tackling the task with enthusiasm.
Much of the rubble is removed by hand. But, in spite of the many hundreds of people involved in clearing away the signs of revolution, unemployment remains a problem. Government officials say those out of jobs number around two million. But unofficial sources say a tenth of Iran's labour force is unemployed -- or three and a half million people. No official rate of inflation has been calculate, but economists estimate that the cost of living is rising at a rate of between forty and sixty percent.
But one encouraging sign is that oil production is increasing steadily. Four million barrels are turned out every day -- almost two thirds of the output before last year's strike by oilworkers. But other businesses will not get back to normal. Cinema theatres will never re-open as they are regarded as showplaces of sin by strict followers of Islam.
Removing all traces of the February revolution has been given high priority by the new Islamic government. Even Iran's new Minister of Labour, Dari Ush Forouhar, turned out on Friday (13 April) to lend a helping hand. But reconstructing Iran is proving a daunting task.