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Iranian short ‘The Souvenir’ wins in Russia

Iranian ‘The Souvenir’ grabs diploma of honor at the 2020 “You are not Alone” fest in Russia.

Iranian short flick ‘The Souvenir’ has grabbed a diploma of honor at the 12th “You are not Alone” film festival in Russia.

Directed by Bakhtiar Khalili, the flick opens a window into rural life in the Iranian province of Kordestan.

The short film narrates the story of a little boy in a remote village in Kordestan who is trying to find a way to cure his mother’s headache.

While searching for a solution, he is surprised by some unexpected happenings.

Khalili’s short film has participated at a number of international festivals, including the 10th Walthamstow International Film Festival in the UK, as well as the 6th Kolibri International Film Festival and the 3rd International & Native Children’s Film Festival ‘CINEMA KIDS’, both in Russia.

The 12th Open International Film Festival for Children in Difficult Life Situations and People with Disabilities – "You Are Not Alone" was held on June 1-August 28, 2020.

The festival aims to provide a platform to enhance the adaptation of children with disabilities into the public environment.

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