TEHRAN TIMES - Six documentaries from Iran will take part in the 5th edition of Reflection of Disability in Art International Festival, which will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from December 3 to 10.
One of the Iranian movies will have a public screening during the Greek event and five more films will be shown at the online platform of the festival, Honoronline reported on Saturday.
The documentary "Ahmad" directed by Azam Moradi will be shown on December 5, along with 11 other films that negotiate disability through the standpoint of art."Ahmad" is about Ahmad Arjamndi, who lost some physical and speaking abilities as a result of damage to his brain from childhood. However, he learns to cope with disability, and chases after his dreams in art.
In the Online section, "I Am Irani" by Farhad Irani, "Champion" by Mehrdad Shaabani-Nia, "Abrash" by Soren Rezaee, "Water, Wind, Dust & Bread" by Mahdi Zamanpoor Kiasari, and "Tree of Valiasr St” by Emad Hoseini-Fard will be screened.
The purpose of the festival is to highlight art through the perspective of disability. The idea starts from the inalienable right of people with disabilities to express themselves through art, either amateur or professional. The festival is meant to reflect the skills of people with disabilities and the opportunities that each society has to provide to each individual, contributing to the cultural identity of the individual and society.