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Iranian documentary “Barekat” wins Chinese Gold Panda Award


Date: November 19, 2013

Source: Tehran Times

“Barekat”, a production of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), has won a Gold Panda Award for Best Short Documentary at the 2013 Sichuan TV Festival, which ran from November 16 to 18 in Chengdu, China.


The Gold Panda was handed to director Ali-Akbar Kazemi during the closing ceremony, IRIB announced in a press release on Monday.

“Barekat” is a non-verbal documentary featuring the historical process of producing bread from farm to bakery, examining the traditional method of baking in Iran.

The documentary reflects the importance of bread and its high position as a baraka (blessing) among the Iranian people.

“Barekat” had previously won the Silver Blueberry at the Jahorina Film Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In addition, “Bald Pigeon Fancier”, a production of Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, was nominated for the Gold Panda Award for Animation.