News ID: 189369
Published: 0541 GMT March 14, 2017

'A157' goes to Movies that Matter Film Festival

'A157' goes to Movies that Matter Film Festival

A war documentary 'A157' by Iranian director Behrouz Nouranipour will be screened at the Movies that Matter Film Festival in the Netherlands.

The moving documentary relates the horrors of war and terrorism in Syria, especially on women and children, reported Mehr News Agency.

The film has won the Special Jury Award at 'Cinema Vérité', Iran International Documentary Film Festival and best feature-length documentary award at the 16th Watch Docs, Human Rights in Film in Warsaw.

'A157' is the story of the ethical collapse occurring throughout the war. It focuses on the lives of three Syrian Kurd girls who had lost their fathers a day before Daesh terrorists attacked their city and are now living in a refugee camp, not knowing what has happened to their mothers.

The documentary was first named best documentary at the 34th Fajr Film Festival in Tehran in February.

Founded in March 2006, the Movies that Matter Festival is an annual film festival of Amnesty International which takes place in The Hague.

It is the international film and debate festival about peace and justice.

The event is scheduled for March 24 to April 1, 2017.

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