Sahand’s family leaves fertile northern Iran and moves to the hot, arid south. But when war breaks out, an Iraqi bombing raid kills Sahand’s mother and…
Winner, Best Children’s Feature Film, 2011
Buta is a lonely seven year old Azerbaijani boy who lives in a mountain village with his grandmother. He is befriended by an old man, a liquid soap merchant who once loved (and lost) Buta’s grandmother. The old man’s friendship and wise advice helps Buta. Buta’s grandmother is weaving a special carpet in memory of Buta’s mother. The carpet features a ‘buta’ pattern, which represents love. Buta is inspired to create a ‘buta’ made of rocks and stones high on top of the mountain. People in planes – and birds – will admire it as they fly by. Azim, the town bully, jealous of Buta’s friendship with Gulyanag, Azim’s sister, wants to make Buta’s life a misery.
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