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Turtles Can Fly wins Two Awards in Bahrain

KurdishCinema.com - 6 May 2008

Bahman Ghobadi's film "Turltes
Can Fly' won two awards at the
Bahrain Human Rights International
Film Festival. The film was
screened on May 2, and has now
won 42 awards to date.

The Bahrain festival's opening day
was 4 days ago, and last night was
the closing event where the awards
were announced.  This festival was
the first human rights film festival in
an Arab country. More than 2,000
people attended, with films being screened from America, England, Italy, Japan, as well as
other countries. Some of the other films shown in the festival were "Paradise Now"," Iraq in
Fragments "and" It's a Free World."  

Turtles Can Fly won the Best Director award and the Audience Appreciation award. The
organizers were very appreciative that Bahman Ghobadi was able to attend the festival.

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Kurdish director Bahman Ghobadi