The short doc, directed by Teimour Qaderi, is taking part in the competition program of the English fest’s 5th edition, which kicked off on November 26 and will come to an end on November 29.
‘Gando’ tells 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 the 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 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 International filmfest in the US, the best documentary at the Muslim filmfest in Australia, and the best film at the Humboldt International filmfest in the US.
The Sussex-based Crossing The Screen Film Festival is an international event to showcase innovative and independent forms of visual art from all over the world.
The 5th edition of the event is being held online-only, for the first time, due to the current emergency of Covid-19.