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2nd round of Resistance Intl. Film Fest. wraps up

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Yusef Jalali
Press TV, Tehran

Human striving for freedom; this theme takes center stage in the second round of the 16th Resistance Intl. Film Festival.

This year, the cinematic event was held without the presence of viewers due to the coronavirus, and the awards ceremony was broadcast live through online streaming platforms.

Over 10,000 films from 180 countries competed in the cinematic event, which was held in two rounds.
The first round, which was held two months ago, was themed with the fight against the coronavirus.

The second round is themed with human suffering under imposed wars and their resistance against inhumanities.
Laureates find the festival an opportunity to shine out for any filmmaker who has concerns about peace and freedom.

The Best Film in Absolute Sense in one of the interesting sections of the festival. The award in this section went to Abbas Imamian for his short documentary, "A Letter from Damascus."

The film narrates the story of Abbas, a newly-wed Iranian man who sets out for Syria to join the resistance forces and fight Daesh terrorists there. He will lose his life.

The tragic story is recounted through the love letters Abbas had written and sent to his wife in Iran.

Resistance film festival uses the medium of film as a powerful means to portray the concerns of those who live in war-zones and to relay this message to world leaders that political interests cannot be traded with human lives.

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