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ETILAAT ROZ – The World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) Award – Competition Focus

The World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) Award – Competition Focus

Screening of the award-winning film "Etilaat Roz" by Abbas Rezaie

"This documentary shows the bravery of journalists confronting the Taliban. It reminds us that every day, men and women are fighting for human rights in Afghanistan. We must not forget them."

Liberties & DemocracyMiddle East

Sunday 19 March


Grütli - Salle Langlois

sold out - in case of cancellation, tickets will be put back on sale before the screening

This debat is preceded by the movie:

Competition - Focus

Etilaat Roz

By Abbas Rezaie

15 August 2021. The Taliban take control of Kabul. The Afghan newspaper "Etilaat Roz" and its 50 employees are seriously affected. Amidst censorship, arrests, attacks, torture and threats against journalists, Editor-in-chief Zaki Daryabi and his team attempt to continue their work. In this documentary filmed during the two months following the Taliban's coming to power and from within the walls of the newspaper's office, Abbas Rezaie offers us a powerful and first-hand account of the collapse of the freedom of the press in Afghanistan.

  • Section Competition - Focus
  • Original language(s)
  • Subtitle(s) English & French

Liberties & DemocracyMiddle East

Abbas Rezaie


  • Abbas Rezaie
  • Zaki Daryabi

Rights holder

  • Abbas Rezaie


  • Pedram Yar
Production country
Swiss Premiere