Kobani & Shin­gal Doc­u­men­tary Wins at Fes­ti­val

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

A157, a doc­u­men­tary about Kobani and Shin­gal di­rected by the Kur­dish film­maker Behrouz Noura­nipoor, was re­cently shown at the Asian and Mus­lim Coun­tries Cinema Com­pe­ti­tion of the Fajr Film Fes­ti­val in Tehran, Iran. Noura­nipoor was award the honorary plate after the films vic­tory.

Noura­nipoor ex­plained that the IS vi­o­lence de­picted in the film just one pic­ture of the many con­flicts and tragedies of the cur­rent Mid­dle East.

"This doc­u­men­tary nar­rates nine months of the chal­leng­ing lives of three girls aged 10, 13 and 15 years old at a camp on the IraqTurkey bor­der," said Noura­nipour. He said that A157 re­ferred to the tent where the girls cur­rently take shel­ter.

The in­ter­na­tional jury was made up of Go­lab Adine from Iran, Sahra Karimi from Afghanistan, Javad Ja­fari from In­dia, Is­mael Fer­oukhi from Mo­racco and Teresa Cav­ina from Ger­many. A157 com­peted with fif­teen other films from around the world be­fore be­ing awarded first place. The chair­man of the 34th round of the Fes­ti­val, Ira­nian film­maker Raza Mirkarimi, said the doc­u­men­tary’s im­por­tant emo­tional story and pro­fes­sional qual­ity earned it the first prize.

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