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Iran’s ‘Karun’ awarded at Rhode Island film festival

Iran’s short documentary ‘Karun’ wins award at Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival in the US.

Iran’s short documentary ‘Karun’ has gained an award at Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) in the US.

Directed by Mohammad Ehsani, ‘Karun’ received the Green Planet Award with the jury for the 23rd edition of the American event lauding the doc as the one “celebrating the vision of man’s shared humanity and achieving sustainability on our planet”.

The documentary is about the Iranian river of Karun facing environmental challenges.

‘Karun’ has previously attended the Ecozine Film Festival in Spain, the Iranian Film Festival Cologne in Germany, and Iran's international documentary film festival, the Cinema Verite.

The 23rd edition of filmfest took place in the US state of Rhode Island on August 6-11, 2019.