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Iranian doc ‘Khatemeh’ to go on screen in US

The US AmDocs festival is to host Iranian doc ‘Khatemeh’ on March 28.

Iranian documentary ‘Khatemeh’ has been selected to go on screen at the 9th American Documentary and Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) in the US.

Directed by Hadi and Mehdi Zarei, the documentary narrates the story of an Afghan girl who escapes home and takes refuge in a welfare organization.

A synopsis for the film reads “a 14-year-old Afghan girl named Khatemeh, living in Iran with her family, was forced to get married to her late sister’s husband who died committing suicide. After a while, she escaped from home due to her husband and her brother’s torture and beating. She became a refugee to the welfare organization of Shiraz. This is her compelling story.”

Zareis’ work won the awards for Best Director for Full-length Documentary and Best Editing at the 12th edition of the Cinema Vérité, Iran’s International Documentary Film Festival.

The AmDocs is a forum to promote the documentary film and independent filmmakers.

The fest celebrates the works that bring knowledge and awareness through their real stories.

The event is slated for March 27-31 and the Iranian documentary will go on the screen on March 28.

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