“The Lost Strait” leads winners at National Will Manifestation Awards

February 23, 2018 - 18:38

TEHRAN – Director Bahram Tavakkoli’s acclaimed movie “The Lost Strait” led the winners at the National Will Manifestation Awards on Thursday with seven accolades.

The awards are presented to those films that promote issues being pursued by some public organizations and institutes. Juries from the organization select winners from the films screened at the Fajr Film Festival.

“The Lost Strait” is based on a true story, which recounts an epic battle by Iran’s Ammar Battalion during the last days of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

The Iran Water Resources Management Company, Iran Insurance Company, Cinema Organization of Iran, Iran National Carpet Center and several other organizations held the National Will Manifestation Awards ceremony at the Rex Cinema in the southwestern Iranian city of Abadan.

The Iran Water Resources Management Company honored Javad Ezzati and Hamid Azarang with its first and second best awards. In addition, Tavakkoli won the fourth award of the company.

The Iran Insurance Company also presented its second best award to “The Lost Strait” producer Saeid Malekan.

“Iran’s Lady Qods”, a documentary by Mostafa Razzaq-Karimi about Khadijeh Saqafi, the wife of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, received the first best award from the Cinema Organization of Iran.

The organization gave its second and third best awards to producer Hamed Jafari and director Hadi Mohammadian for their animated movie, “The Elephant King”.

The organization’s fourth best award went to “Women with Gunpowder Earrings”, a documentary by Reza Farahmand about Nur, a female journalist who covers stories about Syrian and Iraqi women and children in the war against the Daesh terrorists.

Photo: Hamid Azarang acts in a scene from “The Lost Strait”.