Prison Sisters

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Prison Sisters takes us through the journey of two young women who have been released from prison in Afghanistan. Outside prison, the respite they experienced in prison is replaced with death threats and violence. As women and former inmates, Sara and Najibeh lack any right to exist. Sara’s uncle intends to kill her in an attempt to reclaim his honor in their small village. Fearing for her life Sara escapes to Sweden where she applies for asylum, but Najibeh stays behind. While Sara struggles to understand her newfound freedom, her prison-mate Najibeh disappears and soon Sara hears that she was stoned to death. Sara and the filmmaker want to find out the truth, only to encounter a maze of half- truths on the streets of Afghanistan. We follow the two main characters, revealing what happened to them – each with an exceptional fate depicting the horrific reality for women in Afghanistan.

Among the films Nima Sarvesani has directed are: The Evil Cycle (1998), Naked And Wind (2002), Dead Man’sGuest (2003), Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale (2006), On The Border Of Desperation (2008), I Was Worth 50 Sheep (2010), No Burqas Behind Bars (2012), Those Who Said No (2014). His latest documentary is Prison Sisters (2016) and his other film still under production is Stronger Than A Bullet (2017).

Country
Afghanistan
Year
2016
Length
90'
Original Language
Dari, Farsi, Swedish
Directed By
Nima Sarvesani
Produced by
Maryam Ebrahimi
Edited by
Jasper Osmund, Phil Jandaly
Sound
Mehdi Memarpouri
Camera
Vahid Zarezadeh
Contact Info
Nima Film Sweden, Hölövägen 8,
125 40 Älvsjö, Stockholm – SWEDEN

Email: nima@nimafilmsweden.com
 

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