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One feature film and two short films of Soureh Cinema Org in Zanzibar Film Festival, 2014
Date: 2014-05-28
"Little Hero", "Emergency Exit" and "Lesson" will be screened in ZIFF 2014

Zanzibar International Film Festival is the largest multi disciplinary art and cultural festival in Africa dedicated to the exhibition of films, music, art, and cultural advocacy panoramas. Each year ZIFF exhibits more than 80 films made from around the world. The 17th ZIFF will take place between 14th-22nd June 2014 in stone town, Zanzibar. The theme of the festival 2014 is A Common Destiny!

The main competition is only for filmmakers from the Dhow countries. These include countries of the

Indian Ocean Rim and Indian Ocean Islands, the Arabian Peninsula including Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan, All African countries are eligible for competition.ZIFF competition categories are: Best Feature films, Documentary, Short/Animation and East African Films.

Soureh Cinema Org will attend the festival with one feature film and two short films.

"Little hero" which is the directorial debut of Sadegh Sadeghdaghighi will be screened in ZIFF for its International Premier. It narrates the story of Behnam Mahmoudi who has been known as the first teenage martyr in imposing war between Iran and Iraq. When Iraq’s army began their invasion to Khormashahr, he tried to resist against them along with people of the city.

"Emergency Exit" is directed by Mehdi Jafari. This 4-min short film has been participated in several international film festivals, such Islamic World Film Festival, Malaysia, Detmold Film Festival, CMS film festival....

It’s a story about an unusual escape from school. At the first day of school, a schoolboy is crying and wants to go home, but the principal wouldn't allow him to go, so he decides to run away...

 "Lesson" directed by Mehdi Boostani reviews what Khorramshahr went through from the beginning to the end of the war in a minimalistic and symbolic narration in a classroom. May we never forget and repeat history!


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