TEHRAN (IFILM) -- Iranian short film ‘Serok’ has been selected to screen at the International Gimpo Youth Film Festival in South Korea.
The 5-minute flick, directed by Zhivar Farajzadeh, will join competition at the 4th edition of the Korean film event.
‘Serok’ is a social narrative that explores poverty. Children are the most vulnerable part of any society. Poverty can have direct impact on them, as they have to undergo child labor and experience the bitterness of life through early ages in their lives.
The short takes us on a one-day journey in Serok’s life. Serok is a very young kid who has to fill in for his father as a shepherd and watch the herd when his dad cannot.
The film has already participated in a number of global film events, including the Florianopolis Children’s Film Festival in Brazil, the Kinofilm Manchester Int’l Short Film Festival in the UK and the international film festival for children and teens MI PRIMER FESTIVAL in Peru.
The Gimpo Int’l Youth Film Fest aims to screen creative works for kids and youth from around the world.
This year’s edition of the fest is set to be held on November 20-28.