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Dormishian Dedicates Award to Victims of Tehran Attacks

Dormishian Dedicates Award to Victims of Tehran AttacksDormishian Dedicates Award to Victims of Tehran Attacks

Young filmmaker Reza Dormishian, 35, who won the main award of the 17th International Human Rights Cinema Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for his movie ‘Lantouri’, dedicated the prize to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Tehran on June 7.

The film competed with 11 other feature films from Jordan, Armenia, Germany, Belgium, Bolivia, Luxembourg, Spain and Italy in the official competition section, ISNA reported.

“I offer this human rights prize to the martyrs and victims of the Tehran terrorist attack, innocent people who fell victim to the atrocities and crimes of the enemy of human rights, the IS,” Dormishian said.

On June 7, two attacks were simultaneously carried out by seven terrorists belonging to the extremist group IS on the Parliament building and the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, leaving 17 dead and 43 wounded.

The 2016 film Lantouri is the name of a criminal gang in Tehran. Pasha, one of its members, falls for Maryam, a social activist/journalist who has started a non-violent, pro-forgiveness campaign. Maryam rejects Pasha´s love, and he splashes acid on her face. Maryam demands Qisas (retribution) in accordance with Islamic penal law.

It has been shown in over 50 international festivals and the Argentine award was its 7th foreign prize so far.

The biennial festival seeks to generate a space for debate and reflection around human rights problems through artistic representation in the form of a documentary, fiction or animated critical piece of cinema with a social dilemma.

Theme of this year’s edition (May 31-June 7) was ‘femicide and human trafficking’.

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