Bahrain, the Forbidden Country

Not many people have heard about the revolution in Bahrain. Those who took part in protests against the King know why. They say quite bluntly that “nobody cares about Bahrain.” Stéphanie Lamorré is trying to change that by showing the world that the citizens of this country are struggling just like the citizens of Tunisia and Egypt, and they are in a truly dramatic situation. The film opens with images of the shocking response by Saudi soldiers to a peaceful protest, as they fire live ammunition into the crowd. In her revealing work, Lamorré documents the most serious human rights abuses: hospital blockades, arbitrary arrests, torture. She entered Bahrain as a tourist since the country was closed to journalists. After disappearing from the watchful eye of the government security forces, she spent a month filming a group of women involved in opposition activities. Among them was Nada, a 38-year-old doctor charged with providing medical assistance to protesters and sentenced to 15 years in prison. This film will not leave you feeling indifferent, and its use of shocking footage is clearly justified on ethical grounds. (fg)
Bahrain, the Forbidden Country / Bahrajn, zakazany kraj / Bahreïn: Le Pays Interdit  
52 ' , 2012 France director: Stéphanie Lamorré / cinematography: Stéphanie Lamorré / editing: Stéphanie Lamorré, Mathieu Goasguen / production: Agence Premieres Lignes

Screenings

CSW Kino Lab 2013-12-10 16:45
CSW Sala Edukacyjna 2013-12-12 18:30
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