|“Lady Urmia” to compete in three international festivals||
TEHRAN – The Iranian documentary “Lady Urmia” by Mohammad Ehsani will be shown at three international film festivals dealing with the central theme of environment.
The 11th edition of the Matsalu Nature Film Festival running from September 18-22 in Haapsalu, the capital of West Estonia, will be the first festival in which “Lady Urmia” will be screened.
The 30-minute doc is about Iran’s Lake Urmia, the third largest salt water lake on earth, which has dried up more than 70 percent over the past few years. The film is narrated in the voice of the Lake itself, crying for help and trying to gain international attention to its suffering.
Portugal’s 19th edition of Cine’Eco, the International Environmental Film Festival taking place in Seia, Portugal from October 19 to 26, will be the next destination for “Lady Urmia”.
The 6th Annual Arpa International Film Festival, which will be running from September 26 to 29 in Los Angeles, is also scheduled to screen the documentary. The event has a strong emphasis on ideals of independent thought, artistic vision, cultural diversity and social understanding.
The documentary received the Flickers International Vision Award at the 17th Rhode Island International Film Festival in August 2013.
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