Iranian documentary wins at Ukraine festival

Tehran, April 7, IRNA – Iranian documentary Trucker and the Fox directed by Arash Lahouti has been honored at the International Documentary Human Rights Film Festival in Ukraine.

The film received Student Jury Special Award at the 2014 edition of the festival held in the capital city of Kiev, Press TV reported on Monday.

The film, as Iran’s only representative, was presented at the International Competition section of the festival.

Lahouti’s Trucker and the Fox chronicles the life of a truck driver Mahmoud Kiani Falavarjani who is a documentarian as well and works on wildlife.

The sympathetic documentary captures Kiani Falavarjani’s fascinating life as a family man, eccentric animal lover, and artist.

He is an animal lover and an award-winning filmmaker who is best known for his short The Raven and the Fox.

Produced by Iran’s Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC), the film was presented at the competition of national Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) Corporation, as well as at the Krakow Film Festival (KFF) in Poland.

The documentary was also screened at the Visions du Réel International Film Festival held in Nyon, Switzerland and the 2013 Lussas Doc Film Festival in France.

Trucker and the Fox received the Gold Hugo Award at the 2013 Chicago International Film Festival and Jury Special Award at the 2014 Big Sky International Film Festival in the United States.

The documentary is also to take part in the 2014 Palm Beach Film Festival in the United States and a documentary festival in Belgium.

The 12th Ukraine International Documentary Human Rights Film Festival took place from March 21 through 28, 2014.



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