Those Who Said No
maandag 23 maart 2015 - 19:30
Zaal 1, Filmhuis Den Haag
Q&A with director Nima Sarvestani, led by Maral Khajeh.
Nima Sarvestani started his career as a journalist in Iran, reporting on social and political issues. He moved to Sweden in 1984 and began directing and producing documentary films. He founded the production company Nima Film Productions in 1987, which has produced films that explore unique global issues through personal life stories. Sarvestani's films often focus on sociopolitical topics, and have begun debates and won several awards worldwide. He has focused his filmmaking on subjects related to the Middle Eastern countries, and has produced several documentaries about people in harsh environments, people with unique lifestyles, and those fighting for their rights. Earlier films of Sarvestani include The Evil Cycle (1998), Dead Man’s Guest (2003), Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale (2006), I Was Worth 50 Sheep (2011) and No Burgas Behind Bars (2012). In March 2015 his latest film Those Who Said No won the Václav Havel Jury Award at the One World Film Festival in Prague.
The Q&A will be moderated by Maral Khajeh. She is specialized in International security and the Middle East and is involved in research on international law and religion.