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Mente Locale filmfest to screen Iranian ‘Coexist’

Iran’s ‘Coexist’ is to go on screen at the Mente Locale filmfest in Italy.

Iranian short doc ‘Coexist’ has been scheduled to go on screen at the Mente Locale film festival in Italy.

Directed by Komeil Soheili, the 12-minute doc is about a blind captain living on Hormuz Island in Southern Iran.

As the tensions increase, he starts making some traditional bread using three unexpected elements from the island.

Since he is unsighted, he catches fish by his one of a kind ability to hear the sound of fish in the ocean.

Respecting the ancient local culture of the island, he collects the island’s natural salt and its edible red soil to make the bread.

‘Coexist’ has gone on screen at a number of global events, including the Terres Travel Festival-Films and Creativity in Spain, the Seize the Film fest in Serbia, where it grabbed the best short film award.

Soheili is a young prolific Iranian filmmaker and documentarian who has so far gained lots of international recognition for his works such as ‘Baraka, the Cow’, ‘The Little Plant’, ‘So Far, So Close’ and ‘Branches and Brushes’.

The Mente Locale is open to works and authors from all over the world. It provides two awards of Euro 1.000,00 each, for the best documentary and for the best fiction work.

This year’s edition of the fest is slated for November 11-15, 2020.