London festival to present two Iranian documentaries

Two Iranian documentaries have been selected to be screened at the 2014 Open City Docs Festival in the UK’s capital capital city of London.

Trucker and the Fox directed by Arash Lahouti and Iranian Ninja by Marjan Riahi are slated to be showcased in a particular program on Iran titled Friendship Cinema at the festival.

Lahouti’s screen representation 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 film received Student Jury Special Award at the 2014 edition of International Documentary Human Rights Film Festival in Ukraine.

The film won 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.

Riahi’s debut screen creation Iranian Ninja has been also screened at several international festivals such as the 21st Hot Docs film festival in Canada.

The film represents the struggles of an Iranian martial instructor Khatereh Jalilzadeh who teaches Ninjutsu to young girls in Tehran.

This year’s Open City Docs Festival is scheduled to take place from June 17 through 22, 2014.

By Press TV

 

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