Forbidden Voices

Forbidden Voices

Documentary, 96 min.


by Barbara Miller

Switzerland, April 2012

Their voices are suppressed, prohibited and censored. But 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 – thereby putting their lives at risk.


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Directed by: Barbara Miller
Written by: Barbara Miller

World Premiere: April 2012
Original Version: English/Spanish/Chinese/French/Persian (english/german/french subtitles), colour, DCP, 96 min.

ISAN: 0000-0003-064C-0000-U-0000-0000-L

Production: Das Kollektiv für audiovisuelle Werke GmbH, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, SRG SSR, ARTE
Producer: Philip Delaquis, Min Li Marti, Stefan Zuber
Executive Producer: Philip Delaquis

Cinematography: Peter Indergand, Adrian Cranage
Editing: Andreas Winterstein
Sound Editing: Roman Bergamin, Roland Widmer
Sound Design: Roland Widmer
Rerecording Sound Mix: Roman Bergamin
Music: Marcel Vaid

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World Sales: Accent Films International Ltd.

Open / CloseWorldwide Distribution

Distribution Switzerland: Filmcoopi Zürich AG
Distribution USA: Women Make Movies
TV-Rights Austria: ORF Österreichischer Rundfunk
TV-Rights Canada: CBC Radio-Canada
TV-Rights Croatia: Croatian Radiotelevision
TV-Rights Israel: YES
TV-Rights Middle East: Al Hurra TV
TV-Rights Norway: Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
TV-Rights Poland: Telewizja Polska S.A.
TV-Rights Spain: TVE Televisión Española
TV-Rights Sweden: UR Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • San Sebastian, San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival, Amnesty International Award 2013
  • Toronto, WACC-SIGNIS Award, WACC-SIGNIS Human Rights Award 2013

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