Those who Said No - Q&A with Nima Sarvestani and John Dugard

Those Who Said No
Voertaal: Engels

When & where?

zaterdag 21 maart 2015 - 19:15
Zaal 1, Filmhuis Den Haag

After the screening Bahram Sadeghi will speak with director Nima Sarvestani and professor of international law John Dugard, about the realisation of the film and the value of installing a People's Tribunal.

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.

John Dugard was one of the judges at the Iran Tribunal in 2012. Main academic specialisations of this South African professor of international law include public international law, human rights, criminal procedure and international criminal law. He has served on the International Law Commission, the primary UN institution for the development of international law, and has been active in reporting on human-rights violations by Israel in the Palestinian territories. He has written several books on apartheid, human rights, and international law. Dugard has been judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice.

The debate will be moderated by Bahram Sadeghi, the Iranian-born and Amsterdam-based freelance TV director and host. Sadeghi writes for various Dutch magazines and organizes debates.