ABC Africa

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ABC Africa
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Release date
Running time
84 minutes
Country Iran
Language Persian

ABC Africa is a 2001 Iranian documentary feature film directed by Abbas Kiarostami. It was screened out of competition at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Invited by the United Nations to study the endeavors of the Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans, Kiarostami went to the country to scout locations but ended up shooting all the footage for the documentary on digital video. Once more he was working with children, but for the first time it was outside his homeland and using a format with which he was familiar. Nevertheless, Iran’s foremost film-maker has succeeded in locating reasons for optimism among the nearly two million orphans left helpless by the ravages of war and AIDS.


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: ABC Africa". Retrieved 2009-10-24. 

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