Iranian short film ‘I Am Zal’ has been selected to compete at the third edition of the Select Respect Film Festival in Greece.
Directed by Houman Naderi, the short film tells the story of Daniel, a young boy with albinism disorder. He is to play the role of an Iranian mythological figure, Zal, on stage in a school play.
But Daniel’s mother, who is against his going on stage, punishes him. When Daniel’s teachers become aware of his punishment, they decide to stand against his mother.
The short has previously been selected to go on screen at different events, including the 2019 Kadoma International Film Festival in Japan, the 14th Marbella International Film Festival in Spain, the 2019 CEFALU Film Festival in Italy, and the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva in Switzerland.
The Greek fest is held annually and focuses on the theme of human rights.
The fest is slated for November 22-24, 2019.