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Zlin fest to present Iranian ‘Gando’

Iran doc ‘Gando’ is to attend Zlin Film Festival in Czech Republic.

Iranian short documentary ‘Gando’ has been scheduled to attend the Zlin Film Festival in the Czech Republic.

Teimour Qaderi’s 8-minute flick will be in contention at the 60th edition of the film fest which is dedicated to children and youth.

‘Gando’ narrates the story of a little girl named Hawa who’s missing a limb. Hawa, who lives in a village in Iran’s Sistan and Balouchestan Province, has been attacked by a crocodile and lost her arm.

The little girl shown in the flick is one of many kids in that province who have to travel long paths to fetch water from ponds where Gandos (type of crocodile local to south of Iran) reside.

The little kids are attacked by the wild reptiles and as a result they are either eaten alive or mutilated.

The best film award at the Humboldt International Film Festival in the US is among the honors gained by the short title.

Founded in 1961, the Zlin Children and Youth Film Festival is the oldest and largest film festival of its kind in the world.  The festival is an active member of the European Children's Film Association.

This year’s edition of the annual event which yearly holds in the month of June has been postponed over the COVID-19 pandemic. The new announced time is September 4-10, 2020.