An Iranian documentary named ‘A157’ was picked as the best documentary in Polish Watch Docs Film Festival.
The project directed by Behrouz Nourani-Pour took part in the competition line-up of the 16th edition of the event.
The event jury member said in a statement, "We are facing strong selection of films. All are quite good and rich…But only one film could be the winner. Finally one film was selected which deeply influenced us and made us closer to its characters. This comprehensive topic is mostly dealt with in wars. The story calls for international attention and measures.
The polish film festival only works on documentaries is one of the most important festivals in human rights.
A157 has been awarded in several festivals inside Iran and received jury award at a French festival.
The polish festival was held on December 9 to 15 in Warsaw.
A 157 is the number of a tent in one of the refugee camps on the Iraq-Turkey border. It is home to three Kurdish Yazidis: sisters Hailin and Roken, 13 and 15 years of age, respectively, and their 11-year-old friend Soolaf. The girls survived an unimaginable nightmare: first, they were forced to watch their parents' death at the hands of jihadists, after which they were used by them as sex slaves for many months. Now all three are pregnant. The hell they experienced will never allow them to have a normal life.