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Russian fest to host Iranian doc ‘Gando’

The 2020 VGIK Int’l filmfest in Russia is to host Iranian doc ‘Gando’.

Iranian documentary ‘Gando’ has been selected to compete at the 40th edition of the VGIK International Student Festival in Russia.

Directed by Teimour Qaderi, ‘Gando’ narrates the story of a little girl named Hawa, who lives in a village in Iran’s Sistan and Balouchestan Province.

She has been attacked by a crocodile and lost her arm.

The little girl shown in the flick is one of many kids in the province who have to travel long paths to fetch water from ponds where Gandos (a type of crocodile local to the south of Iran) reside.

The little kids are attacked by the wild reptiles and as a result they are either eaten alive or mutilated.

The 8-minute flick has already been screened at a number of global events, including the Picknic Film Festival in Spain and the EBS International Doc Festival in South Korea.

The Russian VGIK festival hosts student films from around the world. The festival aims to present films that show future cinema from the future filmmakers’ point of view.

The 2020 edition of the event is slated for November 16-20.

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