Nima Sarvestani

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Nima Sarvestani
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Nima in June 2015
Born Nima Sarvestani
(1958-12-22) December 22, 1958 (age 58)
Shiraz, Iran
Residence Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Director, Producer, Writer
Years active 1985–Present
Spouse(s) Maryam Ebrahimi (m. 2000);1 children
Children 2

Nima Sarvestani (Persian: نیما سروستانی‎‎) (born December 22, 1958 in Shiraz, Iran) is a Swedish-Iranian filmmaker.[1]


Nima Sarvestani (born December 22 1958) is a Swedish Iranian documentary filmmaker. Born in Shiraz, Iran, Sarvestani worked as a journalist in Iran for several years reporting on social and political issues. In 1985 Sarvestani left his homeland and immigrated to Sweden. Despite changing his perspective forever, he has remained faithful to the subjects that interested him as a journalist in Iran. In 1992, he founded his own production company in Stockholm called Nima Film Productions, which allows him to oversee the entire process when making his own films. Having over 20 years of experience in directing and producing documentary films for cinema and television, he is one of the most experienced documentary film makers in Sweden today. Nima Sarvestani is well-known for making tough topics such as human rights and social justice interesting for the ordinary viewer. His films are character-driven, resulting in a natural flow and enhancing the sense of drama. He has made several films in Afghanistan and Iran about women’s rights.


  • Prison Sisters (2016)
  • Those Who Said No (2014)
  • No Burqas Behind Bars (2012) [2]
  • I Was Worth 50 Sheep (2011)
  • On The Border Of Desperation (2008)
  • Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale (2006)
  • Naked And Wind (2004)
  • Dead Mans Guest (2001)
  • Masoud (1998)
  • The Viscous Circle (1995)
  • The Sharp Pencil (1995)
  • Shame (1993)
  • Leverage (1992)


Prison Sisters (2016)[edit]

Those Who Said No (2014)[edit]

No Burqas Behind Bars (2013)[edit]


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