• Sat / 17 August 2019 / 15:16
  • Category: Culture and Art
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“Karun” wins Green Planet Award

“Karun” wins Green Planet Award

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Ehsani’s short documentary “Karun” won the Green Planet Award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) in the United States.

During the closing ceremony of the festival, the jury said the prize has been awarded to “Karun” “celebrating the vision of man’s shared humanity and achieving sustainability on our planet”.

 “Karun” is a poetic story about Karun River and the environmental threats to Iran’s limited water resources.

The documentary film has previously been screened at “Ecozine Film Festival” (Spain), “To Save and Preserve” festival (Russia), “Iranian Film Festival” (Germany) and “Cinema Verite” (Iran).

RIIFF has been a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards since 2002 and the winners of best short film, documentary short film and short animated film can participate in Academy Awards.

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