1905 International Human Rights Film Festival – Prison Sisters

  • Date: 21/05/18
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Venue: the Hive Studios
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The 1905 Hong Kong Human Rights Film Festival aims to raise awareness on human rights issues in Hong Kong and Mainland China through film screenings & discussions.

Prison Sisters | Sweden | 2016 | 90’ | Documentary Director : Nima Sarvestani

Themes: Women’s Rights, Domestic Violence, Immigrants, Minorities

Synopsis:  Twenty-year-old Afghan woman Sara lives in Sweden, and for the first time, she experiences the feeling of true freedom, something she enjoyed very little of at home. There, Sara was sentenced to prison for defying her family and running away with the man she loved. Maryam Ebrahimi and Nima Sarvestani, creators of the successful documentary No Burqas Behind Bars, helped her find safety in Europe. Since then, Sara has been waiting for asylum in Sweden and maintains a long-distance relationship with her husband, who does not agree with her new, emancipated behaviour. However, she has other worries too. Her best friend Nadjibeh, with whom she was very close in prison, is still in Afghanistan. Filmmaker Nima Sarvestani heads to Kabul to look for her. Was she actually murdered, as initial clues suggest?

This screening is sponsor by Sweden consulate.

Tickets are available at: https://prisionsisters.eventbrite.hk

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