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Iranian doc ‘Gando’ to vie at Estonian fest

Iranian doc ‘Gando’ is to compete at the 2020 Parnu Film Festival in Estonia.

Iranian documentary ‘Gando’ has been selected to compete at the 34th edition of the Pärnu International Documentary and Science Film Festival in Estonia.

Directed by Teimour Qaderi, ‘Gando’ narrates the story of a little girl named Hawa, who lives in a village in Iran’s Sistan and Balouchestan Province.

She has been attacked by a crocodile and lost her arm.

The little girl shown in the flick is one of many kids in the province who have to travel long paths to fetch water from ponds where Gandos (a type of crocodile local to the 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 8-minute flick has already been screened at a number of global events, including the Picknic Film Festival in Spain and the EBS International Doc Festival in South Korea.

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

One of the main themes of the Pärnu Film Festival is to preserve indigenous people and their cultures.

The festival presents audiovisual interpretations of contemporary society.

The 34th edition of the event is slated for October 12-25, 2020.

PR/MG

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