Art and Experience: Iranian documentary ‘Spoon’ directed by Jalal Veisi has won Best Documentary award at the 19th Zimbabwe International Film & Festival Trust which was held early September in the East African country.
‘Spoon’ unfolds the story of the children and young adults who are punished by their parents as part of their upbringing.
Other notable documentaries in 32-year-old Jalal Veisi’s filmmaking career include ‘To the Horizon’ and ‘Gerrus Ritual’.
The Zimbabwe International Film Festival was established in 1997, and converted to the Zimbabwe International Film & Festival Trust (ZIFFT) in 2000. As a non-profit organization, ZIFFT is dedicated to the discovery and development of filmmakers, artists, and audiences; and contributing to vibrant, socially and politically relevant, African story-telling through cinema.
In this this edition of the festival 200 films from 42 countries had participated.