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Nima Sarvestani

The award winning director Nima Sarvestani started his career as a journalist in Iran and has been concentrating on documentary filmmaking since moving to Sweden in 1984. Focusing on social and political issues, he is inspired by those who fight passionately for their cause.

Among the films he has directed are: Naked and Wind (2002), Dead Man's Guest (2003), Many Years Later (1999), The Evil Cycle (1998), 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) had its premiere at IDFA in November 2014.

Filmography

NO BURQAS BEHIND BARS »

Women are normally faceless in Afghanistan: outside the home, burqas cover them from head to toe. The all-encompassing burqa completely masks their identity, rendering Afghan women invisible...

THOSE WHO SAID NO »

In the 1980s, Iran committed mass killings of political prisoners. Many of those responsible for these crimes against humanity went on to hold high office in Iran...