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Iran’s ‘Serok’ to vie at Italian Spi Stories

Iran’s short ‘Serok’ is to screen at the Spi Stories 2020 in Italy.

Iranian short film ‘Serok’ has been slated to screen at the Spi Stories 2020 “Abbiamo bisogno di uguaglianza/ We need equality” in Italy.

The 5-minute flick, directed by Zhivar Farajzadeh, will join competition at the 8th edition of the Italian film event.

‘Serok’ is a social narrative that explores poverty. Children are the most vulnerable part of any society. Poverty can have direct impact on them, as they have to undergo child labor and experience the bitterness of life through early ages in their lives.

The short takes us on a one-day journey in Serok’s life. Serok is a very young kid who has to fill in for his father as a shepherd and watch the herd when his dad cannot.

The film has already participated in a number of global film events, including the Florianopolis Children’s Film Festival in Brazil, the Kinofilm Manchester Int’l Short Film Festival in the UK and the international film festival for children and teens MI PRIMER FESTIVAL in Peru.

The Spi Stories is an annual competition of short films. This year, the topic of the competition is about poverty, lowering of incomes, unemployment, growing obstacles to access to good instruction and health care.

This year the closing ceremony of the event will be held on October 8.