Those Who Said No

a film by nima Sarvestani

Those Who Said No

Sweden, Germany | 2014 | 89:00 min

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89min | DCP | original Persian/English version with English or Swedish subtitles
58min | HD | original Persian/English version with English subtitles or German subtitles & German voice-over
For the first time an International People’s Tribunal convenes in The Hague court of justice to investigate the mass executions of political prisoners in Iran during the 1980s. Iraj and Mehdi together with other survivors testify against a crime that has been kept secret from the world for over 25 years.

After decades of silence survivors and relatives of the victims of a mass atrocity establish a People’s Court. They will testify against a crime carried out by the Iranian regime, a crime that has been kept secret from the public for more than 25 years. Those responsible for these crimes now hold high government office in Iran.
In 2013 an international tribunal, the Iran Tribunal, is convened in The Hague Court of Justice. Now is their chance to put Iran on trial for their crimes against humanity. THOSE WHO SAID NO is a film about people who refuse to be silenced, people who fight for the right to tell their story in court.
IDFA Amsterdam 2014
Watch Docs HRFF Warsaw 2014
Docpoint IDF Helsinki 2015
Tempo IDF Stockholm 2015 (nominated for the Tempo Documentary Award)
One World HRFF Prague 2015 (Václav Havel Award)
Movies That Matter IDF Den Haag 2015 (Camera Justicia Award)
Documentarist IDF Istambul 2015
DocsDF Mexico 2015
Monte Carlo Television Festival 2016 (Golden Nymph Award for Best Current Affairs Documentary)
Cast and Crew
  • Director nima Sarvestani
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