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Home Culture Cultural News Iranian documentary 'Exodus' awarded at New Orleans filmfest.

Iranian documentary 'Exodus' awarded at New Orleans filmfest.

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Iranian documentary 'Exodus' awarded at New Orleans filmfest.

directed by Bahman Kiarostami won the Special Jury Award.

an Award of Excellence at the New Asian Currents section of the Japanese film festival.

The documentary focuses on migrant workers from Afghanistan who entered Iran illegally and now wish to go back home, and they make their case at the government center near the border. Exodus’ narrates the stories of people with different family and work circumstances from Iran with a reggae lilt, according to the festival.

Bahman, son of the celebrated filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, said that he was inspired by his father in making ‘Exodus’. he film owes a debt to Abbas Kiarostami’s ‘Homework’ and ‘First Graders’.

 

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