(Persia Digest) – The Iranian documentary “Footwriting” [Panegar], by Sa’adat-Ali Saeidpour, takes a look at the life of Rahim Azimi, the disabled artist from Tabriz, northwester Iran, who uses his feet for his daily routines, university studies, and his artworks. The documentary has been accepted at the Kolkata International Film Festival in India.
“Footwriting” is the only documentary representing Iran, competing with 29 other documentaries from around the world.
Previously, the film has won Best Documentary at the SFAA film festival in Philadelphia, and Best Actor at the 3rd Parvaz International Film Festival in Tehran. It also featured prominently at the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (CICFF).
ersia Digest reports that Rahim Azimi, Iranian painter and miniaturist, is a handicapped artist who lost both hands at the age of ten in a village in Tabriz due to an electrocution incident. As time passed, he was able to adapt and use his feet for his daily routines and even artistic work. This creative, talented young man was able to graduate from high school and get accepted at university in 2011 in the field of painting. He is now one of the best known young painters in Iran.
Azimi has been able to win many awards from national and international festivals, including the special mention at the 9th Persian Painting Biennial 2014, Diploma of Honor and third place of the 10th Persian Painting Biennial 2016, and the special jury prize of the 13th Imam Reza (AS) International Festival 2015 among others.
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