Art and Experience Iranian film ‘Cold Breath’ by Abbas Raziji will go on screen at the competition section of the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF).

The film will compete with 90 films from across the world in Connecticut state of the US.

Cold Breath recounts the story of Maryam who has passed thirty. The woman was born as a girl, passed her puberty like a boy and in the way of love and subsistence she tried hard her every day just like a male.

The cast and crew of the film will not physically attend the festival due to the disrespect of Donald Trump for his controversial travel ban of citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations, including Iran, an order suspended by US federal court recently.

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is a site-specific film festival that aims to make the world a more compassionate place through the sharing of stories from around the globe through cinema. The festival will run May 19-21, 2017.