Breaking Down Barriers awards Iranian ‘Coexist’
TEHRAN.(Iranart) –Iranian documentary ‘Coexist,’ by Komeil Soheili, received an award at the 10th International Disability Film Festival Breaking Down Barriers in Russia.
The 12-minute film is about a blind captain living on Hormuz Island in southern Iran. He starts making some traditional bread using three unexpected elements from the island. The man fishes by his one of a kind ability to hear the sound of fish in the Persian Gulf, ifilmtv.com wrote.
‘Coexist’ has gone on screen at a number of global events, including the Terres Travel Festival – Films and Creativity in Spain, the Seize the Film Festival (Uhvati Film) in Serbia, where it grabbed the best short film award.
Soheili is a young prolific Iranian filmmaker and documentarian who has thus far gained many international recognitions for works such as ‘Baraka, the Cow,’ ‘The Little Plant,’ ‘So Far, So Close,’ and ‘Branches and Brushes.’
The Russian festival is a unique festival that focuses on the life of people with disabilities, their victories and defeats as well as their daily concerns and incredible stories. This festival features people who have an amazing life.
Source: Iran Daily