WATER, WIND, DUST & BREAD
  • WATER, WIND, DUST & BREAD

    IRAN 25 MIN, 2021

    RUSSIAN PREMIERE

    • ABOUT

      This documentary brings a poetic story about the life of Abolfazl, an 11-year-old boy who is missing both hands. Despite his disability, Abolfazl lives a full life with his family and friend Setayesh in a palm orchard near the Afghan-Iranian border, where foreign visitors often head for eco-tourism. He and his friend, an eight-year-old girl Setayesh, belong to a group of stateless children living in the remote border area of Iran, and having no birth certificate poses major disadvantage for their future.

    • DIRECTOR

      MAHDI ZAMANPOUR KIASARI

      Born 1975. Holds MA in TV production from University of IRIB (Film Directing). He started his career as director, writer and producer and has, since 2004, made more than 65 documentaries and TV programs. Among his works are Mashti Esmaeil, Holly Naghib Alavy and Tramping to Heaven.

    • OTHER FESTIVALS

      • IDFA Amsterdam — Jury Special Mention, Netherlands
      • Ji.Hlava Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic
      • Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Greece
      • Zagreb DOX, Croatia
      • Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival — Best Short film Award, Poland
      • International Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival, Turkey
      • Doc Edge, New Zealand
      • Miradas Docs, Spain
      • Children’s Film Festival Seattle, USA
      • Mediawave, Hungary
      • Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival, S.Korea
      • International Iranian Film Festival in Zurich, Switzerland
    • SECTION

      DOKer 2022 — Short Competition