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“Zari” named best short doc at Russian film festival

“Zari” named best short doc at Russian film festival

The documentary "Zari," directed by Arman Gholipour Dashtaki, has been awarded the Best Short Documentary at the 18th edition of the Vladimir Menshov International Film Festival, held in Sochi, Russia.

According to the Public Relations of the Documentary, Experimental, and Animation Cinema Center, "Zari," produced by the Iranian Youth Cinema Society's Shahr-e Kord branch, received this recognition during the festival hosted by the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio from November 4th to 9th in Sochi, Russia.

"Zari" narrates the story of a woman from Izeh, Khuzestan, who, after overcoming personal life challenges, now delivers gas canisters to 18,000 villages in the Sosan district of Izeh with her van.

Through this endeavor, she provides for her life and the lives of her three children. The documentary highlights her life story and her efforts for independence and livelihood, making it an engaging narrative.

Last year, Arman Gholipour Dashtaki received the Best Short Documentary award at the 16th "Cinema Verite" Documentary Film Festival for his documentary "Children of Khonyar," a product of the Documentary, Experimental, and Animation Cinema Center. This recognition in Russia adds to his achievements and further establishes his prominence in the field of documentary filmmaking.