Kobani child rescue subject of Iranian director’s new film

May 21, 2018

TEHRAN – Iranian filmmaker Abedin Mahdavi plans to make his new film about a child rescue in Kobani, a town near the Turkish border that has witnessed months of heavy fighting between Daesh and Syrian Kurdish forces.

The film titled “Avina” is based on a true story, and filming will begin in Iran and will later continue in Kobani, Mahdavi announced in a press release on Monday.

Mahdavi is a filmmaker and photographer who has made over 40 films and documentaries on the impacts of wars on children in Afghanistan, Syria and several other countries.

Photo: Abedin Mahdavi in an undated photo. 

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