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12-year-old fisherman on his boat in Iran

Impressive Iranian short film 'Shadegan' features a 12-year-old fisherman on his boat catching fish to sustain the livelihood of his family.

Impressive Iranian short film 'Shadegan' features a 12-year-old fisherman on his boat catching fish to sustain the livelihood of his family. 

The short directed by Ako Salem was recently screened at Ajyal Film Festival in Qatar as part of the event's short film program.

The film depicts a day in the life of a 12-year-old fisherman on his boat in Shadegan wetland in Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan.

The boat is the young boy's second home and the source of his family’s livelihood.

‘Shadegan’ won the Award for Best Children’s Documentary at the 2020 edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) in the Netherlands.

You can catch the breathtaking scenes of the documentary in the attached video. 

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