No Burqas Behind Bars

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NO BURQAS BEHIND BARS takes viewers inside one of the world’s most restricted environments: an Afghan women’s prison. Its 40 women inmates, crammed into just four cells, live their lives entirely cut off from outside society. Through the prisoners’ stories we explore how “moral crimes” are used to control women in post-Taliban Afghanistan.

Details

Country of Production
Sweden

Year of Production
2012

Format
HDCam, Digi Beta Pal

Length
58 / 75 min

Director
Nima Sarvestani

Production
Nima Film in co-production with SVT, DR, NRK, IKON, NHK

Original Language
Dari

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

IDFA 2012
Göteborg IFF 2013
Paris HRFF 2013
Thessaloniki IDF 2013
DOXA Vancouver 2013
Durban IFF 2013
Dokufest Prizren 2013
International Emmy Award 2014 in the category Best Documentary