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Iranian ‘Gando’ to compete in India

Iranian ‘Gando’ is to compete at the 2020 India Int'l Science Festival.

Iranian short flick ‘Gando’ has been selected to compete at the 5th edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF).

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.

Launched in 2015, the IISF aims to celebrate Science and Technology.

According to the festival’s official website, “it aims to demonstrate how science could lead India towards a developed nation within a short span of time”.

The event intends to inspire interest and make learning more satisfying.

The 2020 edition of the event is slated for December 22-25.

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