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Iranian doc ‘Owsia’ to vie at Romanian UrbanEye

Iranian doc ‘Owsia’ is to vie at the 2019 UrbanEye Film Festival in Romania.

Iranian documentary ‘Owsia’ (Darkened Water) has been scheduled to vie at the 2019 edition of the UrbanEye Film Festival in Romania.

Directed by Alireza Dehqan, the documentary is about an aqueduct in the central Iranian city of Yazd that has supplied water to the city for 2,500 years. Now, it is rotting away.

A living UNESCO environmental heritage site is dying under irresponsibility and wastewater pollution is poisoning pure and clear water during the 84 kilometers of its current.

The 30-minute ‘Owsia’ has gone on screen at a number of global events, including the Braunschweig International Film Festival in Germany, the Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival in the US, the Addis International Film Festival in Ethiopia, and the New Earth International Film Festival in Poland.

It has grabbed honors such as the Best Documentary Short award at the 2017 Trenton Film Festival in the US.

The UrbanEye Film Festival is a platform for ideas based on the link between the city and cinema, opening the dialogue about the places we live in.

The 2019 edition of the event is slated for November 6-10.