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



91 min
DCP, 16:9
Farbe, Dolby

Uraufführung (CA): 28.08.2014, Internationales Filmfestival Montréal;
Kinostart (DE): 10.03.2016


Unabhängiges Filmfest, Osnabrück 2015
  • Friedenspreis
achtung berlin 2015
  • Lobende Erwähnung der ExBerliner Jury
Verzio International Human Rights Film Festival, Budapest 2015
  • Publikumspreis
Human Rights Watch Filmfestival 2015
  • Nestor Almendros Preis
  • N. Almendros Award for courage in filmmaking
Festival International du Film des Droits de L´Homme, Paris 2015
  • Lobende Erwähnung
International Folk Music Film Festival, Kathmandu 2015
  • Bester Film
Filmfestival Krakow 2015
  • Lobende Erwähnung
Middle East Now Filmfestival, Firenze 2015
  • Publikumspreis
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
  • Publikumspreis
IFF Montréal 2014
  • Publikumspreis
  • Bester Dokumentarfilm
Festival International de Cine de Gijón, Spanien 2014
  • DOCUFICX Preis, Bester Dokumentarfilm
Filmfestival Krakow 2014
  • Lobende Erwähnung