Directed by Fatemeh Tousi, the 14-minute film narrates the story of a young boy named Saheb who lives in a village near the border between Iran and Iraq.
Saheb owns a bull and is dependent on it for earning a living.
Tousi’s work won some awards such as best film award at the Dhaka International Youth Film Festival in Bangladesh, Best Narrative Short Award at the Alrington International Film Festival in the US, and best short film award at the Talent Under 35 Award at the Sguardi Altrove international women’s film festival in Italy.
Most recently, ‘The American Bull’ received the special jury prize in the short competition of the Arica Nativa Film Festival in Chile and best short film award at the Lions International Short Film Festival in Turkey.
The film has also been screened at global events such as the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival in Germany, the Sofia MENAR Film Festival in Bulgaria, and the Sapporo Short Film Festival in Japan.
The International Amity Short Film Festival “intends to share with the audience all sorts of film forms that point directly or indirectly to the relationship between humanity and the universe that focuses on friendship”, according to an online submission platform.
The 2020 edition of the festival began on Friday and will run until December 13.