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“The Wasteland” wins Norwegian Peace Film Award

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian feature film “The Wasteland” directed by Ahmad Bahrami won Norwegian Peace Film Award at the 32nd edition of the Tromsø International Film Festival.

The NoPFA-Foundation will annually give The Norwegian Peace Film Award during the Tromsø International Film Festival to a film spotlighting direct, structural or cultural violence, and which in a creative way contributes to a deeper understanding of conflicts and violence.

The Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF) was held January 17-23, 2022 in Tromsø, Norway.

“The Wasteland” was screened at the Price of Inequality section, competing with seven other films from the UK, France, Mexico and Spain.

The synopsis of “The Wasteland” reads, “A remote brick manufacture factory produces bricks in an ancient way. Many families with different ethnicities work in the factory and the boss seems to hold the key to solving their problems. Forty-year-old Lotfollah, who has been born on-site, is the factory supervisor and acts as a go-between for the workers and the boss. Boss Lotfollah has gathered all the workers in front of his office. He wants to talk to them about the shutdown of the factory. All matters now to Lotfollah is to keep Sarvar unharmed, the woman he has been in love with for a long time”.

The cast includes Ali Bagheri, Farrokh Nemati, Mehdi Nassaj, Majid Farhang, and Mahdieh Nassaj.

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