News ID: 216935
Published: 0111 GMT June 19, 2018

'Death of Qanat' to be screened at Indian festival

'Death of Qanat' to be screened at Indian festival

Iran documentary film 'Death of Qanat' was admitted for the competition of the 12th Voices from Waters Film Festival in India which is to be held on October 17.

The Indian festival has selected 229 films from 60 countries for competing in the event, reported.

Russia's 21st To Save and Preserve film festival also hosted the Iranian film from June 3 to 8.

Directed and written by Abbas Heidari, and produced by Iran Youth Cinema Society of Gonabad, the documentary examines the drying out of the only Qanat in Nodeh countryside, located in Gonabad, Iran.

Disseminating information about environmental policy in Russia and other countries of the world, as well as attraction public attention to existing ecological problems and competitive demonstration of new TV programs and films forming ecological consciousness in the society are among the goals set for To Save and Preserve film festival on its official website.

The website of Voices from Waters Film Festival expresses the event's objective as focusing on 'international efforts on water conservation and people's struggle for sustainable development through the medium of documentary films which will give further impetus to the public awareness on the need to conserve our water resources for posterity and to re -imagine it a source of the embodiment of life worlds, without reducing it to a commodity'.


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