Finalist Videos of “Food and Water” Film Festival

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Kurdish short film heads Food & Water festival’s top greats 

With his short film “Parvaneha End – Butterflies”,  Adnan Zandi is the winner of the special section of the “Visionaria International Film Festival” on the theme of food and water, promoted by SDSN Mediterranean.

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See a short presentation of the three short films finalists at the following link:

After the vision of 10 short films selected in the competition the jury – composed by Angelo Riccaboni (Rector of the University of Siena and Chair of SDSN Mediterranean), Claudio Rossi (Professor of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, University of Siena) and Carlo Emilio Sapia (photographer and videomaker) – chose the three finalists:

  • “Parvaneha End – Butterflies” by Adnan Zandi (Iran, 2014);
  • “Dinner for few” by Nassos Vakalis (USA, 2014), a small cinematographic masterpiece that highlights the well-oiled mechanisms of our society through a fierce criticism to the “system”;
  • “Daily Lydia” by Marco Zuin (Tanzania – Italy, 2014) a real gem, a mute film showing the fatigue of a mother of 4 children to send them to school in a distant village, find wood to warm them and food to eat

The director and writer of the film, Adnan Zandi, told Kurdpress that 71500 viewers have liked the film on the festival’s Facebook page and have welcomed the film in the festival.

The three-minute-long Butterfly has participated in separate national and international film festivals, among them Parvin Eatesami, Dohuk, India’s Third Eye, Bahrain’s Unity and Beirut where the film won third joint award.  (From Kurdpress