2015 – Those who said no

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15 DOC | June 4 


Those who said no

Regia | Director Nima Sarvestani
Fotografia | Photography Nima Sarvestani, Arash T. Riahi, Ahmad Nikazar, Nader Behestani, Farzad Moludi, Klaas Boelen, Ali Shirzad
Montaggio | Editing Jesper Osmund
Produzione | Production Nima Film
Svezia, Iran, 2015, 89’, farsi e inglese con sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | Farsi and English with Italian and English subtitles

After decades of silence, survivors and relatives of the victims of a mass atrocity establish a People’s Court. They will testify against a crime carried out by the Iranian regime, a crime that has been kept secret from the public for more than 25 years. Those responsible for these crimes now hold high government office in Iran. Their secret would be safe, if it was not for the efforts of some survivors. In 2013 an international tribunal, the Iran Tribunal, is convened in The Hague Court of Justice. Now is their chance to put Iran on trial for their crimes against humanity. This is a film about people who refuse to be silenced, people who fight for the right to tell their story in court.

July 6-12 , GAM – Complesso monumentale Sant’Anna

JURY’S STATEMENT – 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 still fighting to let the truth be known. A difficult road to take, even today.

Matthias Brunner – Film critic, curator and producer
Eibe Maleen Krebs – Photographer and director
Giovanni Massa – Director and artistic director of Sole Luna Festival (2009-2011)
Gianni Massironi – Sociologist and director
Lupe Perez Garcia – Director