Art and Experience: Iranian director Behruz Nuranipur’s “A157” won the best feature-length documentary award at the 16th Watch Docs, an international festival of human rights films, which was held in Warsaw from December 9 to 15.
“We chose a film that introduced us very closely to the characters and moved us all very deeply. The winner of this award gives insight to an issue often overlooked but is also very pervasive in warfare. It’s a very personal story that screams for international attention and action,” the jury said in a statement.
The film is about the tragedy of three Kurdish girls who became pregnant after being raped by members of ISIS.
The documentary was named best documentary at the 34th Fajr Film Festival in Tehran in February.