Art and ExperienceAn Iranian documentary ‘Atlan’, by Moein Karimoddini, will be featured at Rural Route Film Festival in the US.

The festival due on July 29-31 in New York, will showcase Iranian film along with 20 documentaries and 20 well-known short films associated with the rural issues.

Atlan narrates the life story of an Iranian Turkmen horse-riding instructors named Ali and Ilhan in the northeastern Iranian region of Turkmen Sahra. Ali plans to marry with the money Ilhan wins in horse racing, however, it is not going well, Ilhan is put under unforeseen conditions and Ali has to fight for his horse’s championships.

Atlan is among the most successful documentaries in the history of Iranian cinema in recent years. It has won the best documentary award at the Cinéma Vérité and Crystal Simorgh for Best Documentary Film at the Fajr International Film Festival.

The Rural Route Film Festival was created to highlight works that deal with rural people and places. The festival, which showcases rural themes in an urban environment, features award-winning narrative, documentary, and experimental films as well as music videos.

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