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‘Red Peace’ Prevails Over JiFFest Competitors

Directed by Rahim Toufan, 'Red Peace' has taken part in a number of film events worldwide, including Marbella film festival in Spain and Sulaymaniyah Film Festival in Iraq, Mehr News Agency reported.

The flick is a bilingual Kurdish-Turkish tale of an unfulfilled love between a Syrian refugee girl and a Turkish border patrol. Syrian refugees welcome the tryst as an opportunity to cross the border. The girl grapples between choosing her family or the Turkish patrol's love when she discovers that she has been abused by his family as a means to distract the Turkish patrol from his duties.

The cast of the film includes Catherine Aslani, Hashem Qadimi, Hossein Khani and Somayyeh Toufan.

The film is set in mountainous and forested countryside of Ardabil, and filmed under extreme weather conditions.

JiFFest focuses on humanitarian theme of advocate for the oppressed and is Indonesia's sole international film festival. Since its inception in 1999, the fest has quickly become the biggest international film festival in Southeast Asia.

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