The short film, directed by Teimour Qaderi, has been picked to take part in the competition program of the Australian film event’s 25th edition.
‘Gando’ is the story of a little girl named Hawa, who lives in a village in the Iranian province of Sistan and Balouchestan. She 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 a 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 8-minute flick has already participated in a number of global events and won some awards, including the Best Documentary Short at the Chicago Southland Int’l filmfest in the US, the best documentary at the Muslim filmfest in Australia and the best film at the Humboldt Int’l filmfest in the US.
The 2020 CSFF has received over 700 films from around the world in 9 categories, among which, the selection committee has chosen 216 of the best films to appear on the silver screen during the festival.
The 25th edition of the event is scheduled for November 20-29, 2020.