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EghtesadOnline: An Iranian documentary named ‘Atlan’ directed by Moein Karimoddini, won the Best Documentary Award from Rural Route International Festival, New York, as the event celebrated its 12th edition.

The festival was held on July 29-31 with the Iranian film competed with 20 leading documentaries of the world focusing on rural issues, according to ISNA.

Atlan narrates the life story of Iranian Turkmen horse-riding instructors named Ali and Ilhan in the northeastern Iranian region of Turkmen Sahra.

Ali plans to marry with the money Ilhan wins in horse racing, however, it is not going well, Ilhan is put under unforeseen conditions and Ali has to fight for his horse’s championships.

Atlan is named as the most successful documentary film of Iranian cinema over the past few years.

The movie has so far received many awards at international film festivals, including the best documentary award at the Cinéma Vérité and Crystal Simorgh for Best Documentary Film at the Fajr International Film Festival.

US Rural Route int’l fest Atlan Moein Karimoddini