No Land's Song

No Land's Song

Deutschland / Frankreich 2011-2014, Dokumentarfilm


A female solo singing performance is officially considered a subversive threat in Iran, and is not allowed in front of an all-male or mixed audience. In his documentary, filmmaker Ayat Najafi follows his sister, composer Sara Najafi, who wants to stage a Teheran concert with her songs and female solo singers. While she is rehearsing with the performers and musicians in France, the Iranian government continues to obstruct the production, thus threatening to end the whole project.


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All Credits


Originaltitel (DE FR) No Land's Song



Length:91 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 28.08.2014, Internationales Filmfestival Montréal;
Kinostart (DE): 10.03.2016


Unabhängiges Filmfest, Osnabrück 2015
achtung berlin 2015
Lobende Erwähnung der ExBerliner Jury
Festival International du Film des Droits de L´Homme, Paris 2015
Lobende Erwähnung
Verzio International Human Rights Film Festival, Budapest 2015
Filmfestival Krakow 2015
Lobende Erwähnung
Human Rights Watch Filmfestival 2015
N. Almendros Award for courage in filmmaking
Nestor Almendros Preis
International Folk Music Film Festival, Kathmandu 2015
Bester Film
Middle East Now Filmfestival, Firenze 2015
DOK Leipzig 2014
Preis der Jugendjury "Leipziger Ring"
NOOR Iranisches Film Festival, Los Angeles 2014
Beste Regie, Dokumentarfilm
FBW 2014
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
Internationales Filmfestival Montréal 2014
IFF Montréal 2014
Bester Dokumentarfilm
Festival International de Cine de Gijón, Spanien 2014
DOCUFICX Preis, Bester Dokumentarfilm
Filmfestival Krakow 2014
Lobende Erwähnung