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Wednesday December 12, 2018 17:13156

Iranian short ‘Return’ claims award in Jordan

Iran short ‘Return’ wins award at the 9th edition of Karama Human Rights Film Festival.

Iranian short ‘Return’ has claimed award at the 9th edition of Karama Human Rights Film Festival.

Directed by Shahriar Pourseyyedian, the short flick won award for Best Short Fiction Film at the Karama film event.

 The film is about a man named Rahim who has been in prison for 23 years. Now, he comes back to his hometown to visit his brother. The trip back home brings to light some unspeakable secrets.

‘Return’ previously participated in the 21st Religion Today Film Festival in Italy where it received the special mention in the New Outlooks section.

The short film also grabbed nom for best film award at the 19th Izmir International Short Film Festival as well as a nom for best sound editing at the 3rd International Short Film Festival Pune in India.

The Karama Human Rights Film Festival contributes to spreading a Human Rights Cinema that denounces racism, hatred discourse, discrimination and injustice.

The festival screens a selection of films from around the world, and holds open discussions to shed light on human rights violations worldwide and the prospects of social change and progress.

The event was held on December 5-10, 2018 in Amman, Jordan.