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Canada’s human rights fest showing ‘The Recess’

Iran’s ‘The Recess’ is on showcase at JAYU’s Human Rights fest in Canada.

Acclaimed Iranian short flick ‘The Recess’ is currently on the showcase at the JAYU’s Human Rights Film Festival (JAYU’s HRFF+) in Canada.

Directed by Navid Nikkhah-Azad, the 12-minute flick has been on screen at the 10th edition of the Canadian fest since December 03.

‘The Recess’ tells the story of a 17-year-old school-girl who runs away from school to watch the football match of her beloved club.

Sahar, along with three of her friends, is planning to exit the school during the break in order to watch the match between Esteghlal FC and Al Ain FC at Azadi Sports Complex.

Mozhan Kordi, Reyhaneh Naieean, Niloufar Shokouhinia, and Ghazal Khalili are on the cast list of the flick.

Kordi won the award for the best performance for her role in ‘The Recess’ at the 33rd Living Skies Student Film Festival in Canada.

The film has already toured a number of global film events, including the Oxford Film Festival and the Garden State Film Festival, both in the US, as well as the Sofia MENAR Film Festival in Bulgaria.

The JAYU’s HRFF+ is a ten-day film event that shows films on social justice, holds workshops and more on the same issue.

This year’s edition of the fest is set to wrap up on December 10.

AA/FM

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