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No Burqas Behind Bars

Sweden, 2012, Colour, 77 min

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A documentary that takes us into one of the world’s most unique settings: an Afghan women's prison. A prison where prisoners neither regret nor are ashamed of the 'crimes' they have been locked up for. These women have committed 'moral crimes'. With their lives at stake they fled the violence for the sake of dignity and love. Who knows, perhaps the prison could be freedom, and life on the outside a prison.

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Born in Iran, Nima Sarvestani has lived in Sweden since 1984. He started his career as a journalist in Iran, but since 1984, he has concentrated on filmmaking while living in Sweden. The major themes of his films are social and political issues. He attempts to bring about debate, and to spotlight reflections on critical and complex issues.
IDFA, 2013. One World, Prague 2013. DOXA, DFF 2013.

Sara Rüster

+46 8 665 11 41

saru@sfi.se

Screening

19.08, 18:00, Kino Europa Indoor

Category

Focus Nordic

Director

Nima Sarvestani

Producer

Maryam Ebrahimi

Cinematography

Rozette Ghadery

Sound

Hamid Hamoun

Editing

Jesper Osmund, Amaran Thevarajah

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