The ‘Khorfakkan’ film bagged 3 awards in the Athvikvaruni International Film Festival in India. It won in 3 categories including Best Asian Feature Film, Best Cinematography / Feature Film, and the Best Director/Asian Feature Film.
The ‘Khorfakkan’ film is based on a book authored by Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah
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The film documents the epic resistance of the people of Khorfakkan against colonial invasion and was based on the book ‘Khorfakkan’s Resistance Against the Portuguese Invasion of September 1507′
It was directed by Maurice Sweeney and Ben Mole with the special oversight of HH Sheikh Dr Sultan himself.
The Athvikvaruni International Film Festival is held annually in Chennai, the capital of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which is home to the second-largest film industry in India.