Camera Justitia Award goes to 'Those Who Said No'
Yesterday night the Camera Justitia Award was presented to Iranian-Swedish filmmaker Nima Sarvestani for his film Those Who Said No. The jury consisting of former politician Job Cohen, human rights advocate Boris Dittrich, judge Tamara Trotman, film maker Maria Mok and film journalist Clementine van Wijngaarden presented the award to the film maker for his courageous documentary.
The jury praised Those Who Said No as "a beautiful documentary about militancy and perseverance that grabs you by the throat, but conveys hope as well".
After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the new Iranian regime consolidated its power through the mass removal of opponents: in the 1980s, thousands of political prisoners were secretly tortured and killed. From Sweden, one of the survivors helps to set up the Iran Tribunal. He dreams of confronting the perpetrators.