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Iranian Ranger Wins at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

Iranian documentary film “Ranger and Leopard” directed by Fathollah Amiri and Nima Asgari at its first presence in the international competitions, wins the “Best People and Nature Film “award at the 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in the United States.

Documentary film “Ranger and Leopard” is a product of Jam – e – Jam TV Network of Islamic Republic of Iran broadcasting (IRIB).

This 52-minute documentary film in its first international presence, among over 600 films wins the “Best People and Nature Film “award at the 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival as the most prestigious event in the wildlife, is held biennially in the Grand Teton National Park in the American State of Wyoming. Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2017, was held at 24-28 September.

Many documentary films from creditable companies participated the festival such as Planet Earth 2. Also, documentary films produced by international channels such as BBC, ZDF، France Télévisions، Discovery, Worldwide، National Geographic، Terra Mater، NatGeo Wild، WWF-UK، Netflix etc., participated in this international competition.

This is the first time that an Iranian documentary film participates Jackson Hole Wildlife film festival and also wins award in its first presence.

Ranger and Leopard displays the career life of Iranian Ranger Mohammadreza Halvani and his colleagues, trying to track down the leopard at Abbasabad Nature Reserve in Isfahan city, in spite of the fact that no leopard has been seen there for a very long time.

This film was displayed on October3, 2017 at McDermott Library at the University of Texas at Dallas and were welcomed by Iranian students of Texas University.

The abstract of the film is that Halvani, a ranger who is interested in nature and wildlife, receives reports about the presence of Persian leopard in his protected area. So, he tries to track down the leopard in spite of the fact that no leopard has been seen there for about 40 years.