‘Before Heaven' wins award at Kirkuk intl. film festival

TEHRAN, Mar. 13 (MNA) – Iranian short animation ‘Before Heaven' won the best animation award at the Kirkuk International Animation Film Festival.

‘Before Heaven’, which is produced by Mohaddeseh Pirhadi and written and directed by Ahmad Heidarian won the best animation award at Kirkuk international animation film festival which was held on March 4-5.

Iranian film production company Soureh Film Club has recently released a short film with no dialogue on the 1948 creation of Israel and the eviction of Palestinians from their homeland.

The six-minute animation, ‘Before Heaven’ previously has been screened in the competition section of the Ischia Film Festival in Italy.

The heartbreaking film concludes with a statement that reads, “In 1948, many Palestinians were forced to leave their homes. Each abandoned house was taken by a Zionist family and that’s how Palestine was occupied.”

“This film is dedicated to all Palestinian children who left their drawings, one day,” it continues.


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