Belgian fest awards Iran doc
The Millennium Documentary Film Festival in Belgium has granted an award to Iranian documentary movie ‘Sunless Shadows’.
Mehrdad Oskouee’s award-wining flick has been given the Human Rights Award- Bronze Goal at the 12th edition of the Belgian film event.
The 74-minute documentary is the story of five young women who are jailed in a small juvenile detention center for murder.
Through breathtaking monologues, the women clarify the circumstances of the murders and even their motives.
The doc has already participated in a number of international events, including the DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival in Finland, the Big Sky doc filmfest and the Museum of Modern Art in the US, the True/False Film Fest in the US, the Geneva Int’l Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Switzerland, and the ZagrebDox in Croatia.
Among many honors gained by the film, Oskouee received the Best Director award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) in Netherlands.
The Millennium Documentary Film Festival aims to, “be the venue for the screening of high-quality, independent documentary films that talk about our times and encourage viewers to reflect on their relationship to the world”, according to the official website of the event.
This year’s edition of the fest was held on October 16-25.