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Iran’s Gaza drama wins best film award at Rotterdam festival
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Egyptian actress Nadine Salama acts in a scene from “Rescue Path”.
Egyptian actress Nadine Salama acts in a scene from “Rescue Path”.
“Rescue Path”, a Gaza drama produced by Iran’s Sahar Universal Network, has won the Golden Hawk for best feature film at the Arab Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Egyptian star Nadine Salama also won the best actress award in the movie during the closing ceremony of the festival on December 2 for her portrayal of Maha.
Directed by Rama Qavidel, the film is about Maha, a kind teacher at a Gaza orphanage, who has lost his memory after an accident.
Wassim Wehbe is also among main members of the film’s all-Arab cast.
The Arab Film Festival Rotterdam is known as the venue in Europe for independent, critical, daring and innovative films. 
A special focus among the programs arranged for this year’s festival was “The People Want”, which spotlighted films and documentaries about the revolutions that have occurred in the Arab countries over the past two years.

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