The 20th edition of the International Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival in Turkey has awarded Iranian documentary ‘Asak’.
Directed by Mehdi Zamanpour, the documentary has won the best film award at the Turkish event.
‘Asak’ (small hand-mill in Persian) is about the life of a blind 80-year-old man who lives in southern Iran.
He goes to the mountains and finds the rock he needs by touching and tasting them, and earns a living by making and selling utensils.
He has been gifted with the knowledge of interpreting dreams and his strong daughter has a world of her own.
The documentary won the best film award in competition with 29 titles at the Turkish event.
The main theme of the Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival is Cultural Heritage and Conservation.
The 20th Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival was held in Safranbolu, Turkey, on September 25–28, 2019.