Art and Experience: “Majan” by Iranian director Rahman Seifi-Azad won the award for best film from DHOW countries at the Zanzibar International Film Festival in Tanzania, the organizers announced last week.

Starring Mahtab Karamati and Farhad Aslani, the film is about a couple dealing with a great challenge in their lives over keeping their disabled child at home or leaving him at a sanatorium.

The award for best film in the international competition was presented to “Silas” co-directed by Anjali Nayar and Hawa Essuman. The film is a co-production from Canada, South Africa and Kenya.

“Supa Modo”, a co-production between Germany and Kenya directed by Likarion Wainaina received the Golden DHOW for best film.

In addition, “The Forbidden” by Kizito Samuel Saviour from Uganda was picked as best East African film at the festival, which was held in Zanzibar from July 7 to 15.

Source: Tehran Times