“Women with Gunpowder Earrings” wins special jury prize at Millenium festival

March 31, 2019

TEHRAN – Iranian director Reza Farahmand’s acclaimed film “Women with Gunpowder Earrings” was honored with the special jury prize at the Millenium International Documentary Film Festival in Brussels, the organizers announced on Saturday.

The film tells the story of Nur, a female journalist who covers stories about Syrian and Iraqi women and children in the war against the ISIS terrorists.

Iranian film scholar Leila Hosseini was a member of the international competition jury of the Millenium festival, which took place in the Belgian capital from March 22 to 30.

“Welcome to Sodom” co-directed by Christian Krones and Florian Weigensamer from Austria won the Golden Objective, while “Dark Eden” by Jasmin Herold and Michael Beamish from Germany received the Silver Objective.

The Bronze Objective went to “A Thousand Girls like Me” by the France-based Afghan filmmaker Sahra Mani, whose film also received the Public Prize of the event.

Dutch filmmaker Ton Van Zantvoort won the Prize of the Three for his “Sheep Hero”.

Photo: Winners and jury members pose during the closing ceremony of the Millenium International Documentary Film Festival in Brussels, Belgium, on March 30, 2019. (Miguel Bueno/Millenium festival)

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