Our producer Maryam Ebrahimi is heading off to Australia for this years Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The 7th annual Awards ceremony will be held in the City Hall of Brisbane – and No Burqas Behind Bars is in competition for Best Feature Documentary.
The festival gathers filmmakers from nearly 70 countries, in the worlds fastest growing film region, and is considerated to be the regions highest accolade in film.
The 13th edition of the International Film Festival WATCH-DOCS is soon kickin' off and we are happy to have No Burqas Behind Bars among the films slected this year.
Don't miss the chance to see the film if you are in Warsaw between December 6th - 12th. There will be two screenings held, both following up with a Q&A where you will have the oppurtunity to meet and talk toth the director Nima Sarvestani.
Muranów Cinema, Zbyszek room 2013-12-06 20:30
Q&A with filmmaker
CSW Laboratory 2013-12-07 18:15
Q&A with filmmaker
The Eric Forsgren Documentary Film Prize 2013 has been awarded to Nimafilm for the film No Burqas Behind Bars. The award ceremony was held in Piteå, north of Sweden, where Nima Sarvestani and Maryam Ebrahimi was handed the prize check for 100 000 swedish krona.
Ciné-ONU is arranged on a monthly basis, each time chosing highly anticipated and award-winning films related to a specific UN issue. The initiative has developed to being rather successful in creating a platform for people to meet up and discuss Human Right Matters. It also gives the important chance to adress UN Officials on the spot.
This month we No Burqas Behind Bars was chosen, adressing Women's Right Matter. The screening was crowded drawing nearly 300 people. Unfortunately no one from Nimafilm could attend, but a panel discussion was held with Carlos Jimenez (UNRIC Desk Officer), Daniela Bankier and Dagmar Schumacher.
Ciné-ONU is organized by the United Nations Reginal Information Center in Brussels.
A feature-length cinematographic documentary entirely shot inside one of the world’s most restricted environments: an Afghan women’s prison. Our unprecedented access to the lives and stories of the Afghani women prisoners enables us to explore how “moral crimes” are used to control women in post-Taliban Afghanistan. The women want their stories told. They want a voice. Only we can give it to them.
More than 30 years of war and violence in Afghanistan has brought about a collective anxiety among people. Under the influence of such anxiety, all social acts can be interpreted brutal and all public spaces introduce themselves implicitly as “death rows.”
I Was Worth 50 Sheep wins award for Best Documentary Feature Film at the 2011 Asian Pacific Screen Awards
Sabere was sold ten years old, to a 50-year-old afghan man, became pregnant several times, resulting in miscarriage. Now she is sixteen and being helped to fight for her freedom. Sabere's mother was also inherited by her cousin. They have a daughter Farzaneh, now eleven. Her father, is selling her because of poverty. Farzanes price tag was 50 sheep.
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