TEHRAN (IFILM) -- Iranian documentary ‘Coexist’ has grabbed the Best Short Documentary award at the 14th edition of the Ecozine Film Festival in Spain.
Directed by Komeil Soheili, the documentary is about a blind captain living on Hormuz Island in south of Iran.
As the geopolitical tensions increase between Iran and the U.S., he starts making some traditional bread using three unexpected elements from the island.
Since he is unsighted, he catches fish by his one-of-a-kind ability to hear the sound of fish in the ocean.
Respecting the ancient local culture of the island, he collects the island’s natural salt and its edible red soil to make the bread.
‘Coexist’ has gone on screen at a number of global events, including the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival in China and the Terres Travel Festival-Films and Creativity in Spain.
Lunched in 2008, the Ecozine Film Festival aims to provide a platform for international filmmakers to compete and showcase their films.
The 2021 edition of the festival was held on May 19-June 5.