Zhivar Farajzadeh’s five-minute film will be in competition at the 12th edition of the film event which holds annually across Canada from November 1 to 30.
Children are the most vulnerable part of any society. Poverty can have direct impact on them, as they have to undergo child labor and experience the bitterness of life through early ages in their lives, ifilmtv.com wrote.
‘Serok’ is a social narrative that explores this social phenomenon. It takes us on a one-day journey in Serok’s life. Serok is a very young kid who has to fill in for his father as a shepherd and watch the herd when his dad cannot.
The short film has already participated in a number of global film events, including the Florianopolis Children’s Film Festival in Brazil, the Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival in the UK and the international film festival for children and teens, Mi Primer Festival, in Peru.
Founded in 2009, the Canadian festival showcases films that are made about work and those who do it around the world. The festival aims to bring justice for the working people by shedding light on their difficulties and the things they go through.