Prison Sisters

International Panorama
Nima Sarvestani
Sweden
2015
90min
Dari, Swedish

Prison Sisters takes us through the journey of two young women who have been released from prison in Afghanistan. Sara’s uncle has planned to kill her in an attempt to save his honor in their small village. Fearing for her life, Sara escapes to Sweden where she awaits asylum and maintains a long-distance relationship with her husband, who does not agree with her new, emancipated behavior. Her prison mate, Najibeh, remains in Afgahnistan and is stoned to death. Sara and the film’s director, Nima Sarvestani, attempt to uncover the truth behind Najibeh’s death, only to encounter a maze of half-truths on the streets of Afghanistan.

Projections: 
11.18. Saturday 21:15
Toldi
English & Hungarian Subtitles
11.19. Sunday 17:45
Művész
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Producer: 
Maryam Ebrahimi
Editor: 
Jesper Osmund
Phil Jandaly
Co-editor: 
Claudio Hughes
Helena Fredriksson
Camera: 
Vahid Zarezadeh (director of photography)
Hamid Hamoun
Kaveh Akaber
Farzad Jouzdani
Maryam Ebrahimi (additional photography)
Sound: 
Torsten Rundqvist
Music: 
Stefan Levin
Production info: 
Nima Film Sweden, Tel.: +46 76 311 87 29, Belinda Wango, belinda@nimafilmsweden.com
Distribution info: 
Heino Deckert, Deckert Distribution, GmbH D-04109 Leipzig, Gottschedstr. 18, Germany. Tel.: +490 341 2156638, info@deckert-distribution.com
Awards: 
Sole Luna International Film Festival - Best Documentary (2017)