The Ayatolla’s fatwa was brutally clear: “The political prisoners, who stand by their beliefs are considered waging war against God and are Islam’s enemies. They should be executed immediately.” In the 1980s, the new Iranian regime consolidated its power by executing thousands of political prisoners – many in the single summer of 1988. Now, after 25 years of silence, and with the perpetrators still in power, the world is hearing for the first time the details of the atrocity. Whilst the torturers enjoy complete immunity, the Iran Tribunal in The Hague investigates the executions over three moving days, determined to out the truth. Director Nami Sarvestani, whose brother was one of those executed, brings his own documentary footage to the hearing. His film weaves between the courtroom and the survivors and victim’s families who have been working for a quarter century for their voices to be heard.
Opening Night with Reception. Those Who Said No is the gripping story of the fallout from Ayatollah Khomeini’s 1988 fatwa ordering the execution of all political prisoners in Iran. Details of the ensuing “Bloody Decade” were revealed in 2013, when a group of courageous individuals came together at the Iran Tribunal in The Hague to tell their stories, shed light on these hidden crimes, and finally bring the perpetrators to justice. It’s all captured in this riveting documentary.
The evening will also include a teaser of the Greenhouse documentary project-in-development Blue ID presented by Turkish filmmakers Burcu Melekoglu and Vuslat Karan.
Introduced by Greenhouse Director Sigal Yehuda, Greenhouse partner/mentor Bruni Burres, and Executive Director of the NFCT and leading Greenhouse partner Dorit Inbar.
Reception to follow the screening.
“Those Who Said No”was screened in the Swedish parliament on Tuesday April 28.
A good opportunity for members of the parliament to find out about some of the crimes of the Islamic regime against the people of Iran. We hope it will affect the parliament’s decision-making in the future and perhaps will make politicians rethink the good relations the Swedish government has had with the Iranian regime over the last 35 years.
Produktionsbolag Nima Film
Producent Farima Karimi
Regissör, manusförfattare Maryam Ebrahimi
I en liten vindsvåning mitt i skogen någonstans i Dalarna, lever Sussie I sitt alldeles egna dockhus. Likt Alice i underlandet, som faller ner i ett kaninhål, försvinner Sussie in i en värld fylld av utomjordiska varelser och historier.
Stockholm Tempo Film Festival 4 march 2015, 17:00 at Victoria. 27 march 2015 15:50, at Victoria 4
Movies that Matter Festival takes place from Friday 20 until Saturday 28 March in Deen Haag
One World 3 march 2015, 16:00 Atlas Small Hall. 6 march 22:00 Evald. 10 march 16:15 Lucerna – Large Hall
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