Iranian film ‘Lady Urmia’ to go on international screens

Iranian environmental documentary film Lady Urmiacreated by Mohammad Ehsani is set to be screened at several international film festivals.

The film has been selected to compete at the 11th edition of the Matsalu Nature Film Festival in Estonia that will be held in Haapsalu from September 18 to 22, 2013.

Lady Urmia will also be presented at the 16th Annual Arpa International Film Festival in the United States that is to take place from September 26 to 29 in Los Angeles, ISNA has reported.

The 19th edition of Cine’Eco, the International Environmental Film Festival in Portugal is also to host Ehsani’s documentary in the city of Seia from October 19 to 26.

The 30-minute film is a poetic documentary about Lake Urmia, at the northwest of Iran, which is drying up completely.

The documentary is narrated in the voice of the Lake itself that demands help and international aid.

Located between the Iranian provinces of East and West Azerbaijan, Lake Urmia is the largest lake in the Middle East and the third largest saltwater lake on earth.

The environmental catastrophe of the lake will not only affect Iran, but Iranian neighbors near the area such as Iraq and Turkey.

Ehsani’s documentary recently garnered the Flickers International Vision Award at the 17th Rhode Island International Film Festival in August 2013.

By Press TV

 

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