Made by Mehdi Zamanpour-Kiasari, ‘Asak’ (small hand-mill in Persian language) is about the life of a blind 80-year-old man who lives in south of 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 film has attended several international festivals, including the 17th Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in the US and International Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival in Turkey. The latter brought the director the best film award.
The International Festival of Ethnological Film in Belgrade accepts a wide range of films with ethnographic themes.
The festival provides the audience with films that explore traditional and modern lifestyles of human communities.
This edition of the festival is slated for October 13-16, 2020.