THOSE WHO SAID NO awarded by
DOCSDF International Film Festival /Mexico as the BEST documentary.
The festival with the motto 'In Docs we Trust' is showing the film in the official selection in the 'Breaking Docs' section.
Screening days and places are
Jaima Parque México
Martes 20 de octubre | 16:45
Miércoles 21 de octubre | 18:00
Jueves 22 de octubre | 20:30
Jaima Plaza Río de Janeiro
Viernes 23 de octubre | 22:00
Those Who Said No will be shown for the first time on Swedish TV.
SVT1 och SVT Play mån 12 okt 2015 kl 22.00
SVT1 ons 14 okt kl 23.50
SVT1 tors 15 okt kl 14.05
More info here:
The prize of the International Jury for the Best Documentary has been awarded to Those who said no, by Nima Sarvestani, who had the courage of, after decades of silence, to deal with the theme of atrocities committed in Iran over the last 30 years. For the way in which the temperance and deep human kindness of the witnesses who gave evidence at the International Court of Justice are portrayed, and who are D fighting to let the truth be known. A difficult road to take, even today.
After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the new Iranian regime consolidated its power through the mass removal of opponents: in the 80s, a multitude of political prisoners were secretly tortured and killed. The perpetrators were never prosecuted, and today hold high-ranking government positions. More than a quarter of a century has passed, in October 2012, the Iran Tribunal met in The Hague to investigate the executions. This international people’s court has no executive power, but aims principally to identify and investigate what went on. For three days, survivors and members of victims’ families (including the filmmaker Nami Sarvestani) give their testimony. The Iran Tribunal was broadcast live. From Sweden, an activist named Iraj follows the tribunal – he is one of the survivors, scarred for life. Like Mehdi, who works behind the scenes at the tribunal, Iraj dreams of confronting the perpetrators with their crimes. He has dedicated his life entirely to the struggle for justice. Footage of Iraj and of Sarvestani looking for evidence in Iran is interspersed with poignant testimony from the courtroom. Survivors describe the horrors of their captivity in detail, but will justice ever prevail?
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