Prison Sisters

Two young women after being released from prison in Afghanistan: fearing for her life Sara escapes to Sweden, while Najibeh is forced to stay behind. In Sweden a new world opens up for Sara but she struggles to free herself from the forces of her old life. Meanwhile her prison mate Najibeh disappears and shortly after Sara gets the news that Najibeh has been stoned to death. Sara and the filmmaker are feverishly trying to establish the truth behind Najibeh’s death, only to encounter a maze of half-truths on the streets of Afghanistan.

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Details

Country of Production
Sweden

Year of Production
2016

Format
HD

Length
58 / 90 min

Director
Nima Sarvestani

Production
Nima Film in co-production with SVT, DR TV, IKONdocs in association with NRK, NHK, TVO, HSCC8

Original Language
Dari, Farsi, Swedish

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

IDFA Amsterdam 2016
Göteborg IFF 2017Human Rights Human Wrongs FF Oslo 2017
Tempo IDF Stockholm 2017 (nominated for Best Documentary Award)
One World HRFF Prague 2017
Thessaloniki IDF 2017
DocuDays Kyiv 2017
One World HRFF Brussels 2017
Sole Luna IDF Palermo 2017 (Sole Luna Award for Best Documentary)