Oskuii’s doc on incarcerated teens to go on screen in Tehran

April 17, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- “The Last Days of Winter” by documentarian Mehrdad Oskuii, which is about five teenagers under age 15 who are incarcerated at Tehran’s Juvenile Correctional and Education Center, will soon go on screen at Tehran’s Azadi Cinema.

The film is a sequel to “It Is Always Late for Freedom”.
The teenagers are victims of serious social problems such as addiction, poverty, and divorce, the Persian service of the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on Saturday.
The debut screening of the documentary was held at the Gilan Cultural House on Thursday and it is scheduled to go on screen in Isfahan on April 27 at a seminar on anthropology and art.
Oskuii also plans to shoot a third episode of his documentary in the coming year.
“My Maternal Home”, “Lagoon”, “The Widower”, “The Other Side of Burqa”, and “Iranian-Style Nose” are among his other credits.
Oskuii has received several Iranian and international awards over the past few years.
His “How Green Was Our Valley” won awards at the independent celebration of documentary cinema, which was part of the annual Iran Cinema Celebration last year.
“It Is Always Late for Freedom” won the award for the best mid-length documentary (30-59 minutes) at the Canadian international documentary festival Hot Docs in 2008.
“The Other Side of the Burqa” also won the special jury award at the Mediawave International Arts Festival, which was held in Gyor, Hungary in 2006.
Photo: A scene form “The Last Days of Winter”