Forbidden Voices
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Film Info
Release Year:2012
Runtime:96 min
Production Country:Switzerland
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Director:Barbara Miller
Screenwriter:Barbara Miller
Their voices are suppressed, prohibited and censored. But world-famous bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi are not frightened of their dictatorial regimes. These fearless women stand for a new, networked generation of modern rebels. In Cuba, China and Iran their blogs shake the foundations of the state information monopoly – putting their lives at great risk. Barbara Miller’s film FORBIDDEN VOICES accompanies these brave young rebels on their dangerous journey and trace their use of social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to denounce and combat the violations of human rights and freedom of speech in their countries – thereby triggering international resonance by building up enormous political pressure.
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Nomimee 2013 Swiss Film Prize, Best Documentary

World Cinema sponsored by FIAT of Wichita

Spotlight on Women Filmmakers Sponsored by: Lunicda's

Media Partner: WomensFocus