90' documentary feature film
and more than 60 festivals around the world.
For centuries victims of heinous sexual war crimes have experienced horrible abuses and its devastating consequences, yet very few have had the courage or the support to break the centuries old silence and speak up.
Zero impunity offers a voice to victims in countries across the globe, including Syria and Ukraine, as well as on the African continent and in the USA. FATIMA raises her voice, in the name of her daughter, 11 year-old-Nora, abducted like thousands of children and sexually tortured in the prisons of the Syrian regime. ALISA, a survivor of sexual violence during the Donbas conflict in Ukraine, finally speaks out; forbidden to press charges in her own country. MARK, a former interrogator in Guantanamo, denounces the institutionalized system which used sexual torture on detainees in the U.S. military prison.
Zero impunity confronts the dirty mechanics of major international institutions, fueled by an global culture of hopelessness, neglect and denial. The liberation of suppressed voices and the support structures now available are the first step in providing the crucial tools needed to heal. This film features exclusive records from the United Nations, Oscar nominated animation, and most importantly a message of hope, renewal and real change.
Zero impunity is an important and necessary eye-opening scream, raising awareness and outrage.
We put human faces on these stories. A film about life, love and humanity. Join the Movement.
Making off, Jordanie, 2017 (by Olivier Crouzel)
The Hollywood Reporter
“Zero Impunity does an important job in creating public awereness of an issue that definitly needs more attention"
_The social impact campaign
ZERO IMPUNITY is a transmedia project which combines investigative journalism with a wake up call to action. For centuries victims of heinous sexual war crimes have experienced the horrific abuse and its devastating consequences, yet very few have had the courage or the support to break the centuries old silence and speak up. ZERO IMPUNITY offers a voice to victims in countries across the globe, including Syria and Ukraine, as well as on the African continent and in the USA. At the heart of ZERO IMPUNITY, 6 in-depth investigative reports which question the failures within many major international institutions and States which make it impossible to fight against the deliberate and highly effective use of sexual violence to control and maintain power in armed conflicts, while combating terrorism and within the peace keeping task forces, worldwide.
Since January 2017, the 6 investigations have been progressively published, one by one, by an international media consortium and on the zeroimpunity. com website. These 6 investigations have also been published by Mediapart a French independent newspaper specializing in investigations, and by several European and African newspapers also specializing in investigations (the same group who published the Panama Papers): Internazionale (Italy), InfoLibre (Spain), LeDesk (Morocco), Inkyfada (Tunisia), Correctiv.org.
In partnership with Change.org, each investigation is extended by a petition and the possibility to participate in digital demonstrations that can be projected onto large buildings and public spaces with enormous impact. The petitions include concrete demands, for change as well as the road map to get there. 400,000 citizens have already joined the movement, signing petitions demanding concrete actions, including special training within the french army and criminal code reforms in Ukraine.
Format: Feature-length documentary
Running time: 90'
Versions: French, English
Authors: Nicolas BLIES, Stéphane HUEBER-BLIES
Directors: Nicolas BLIES, Stéphane HUEBER-BLIES
Artistic collaboration: Olivier CROUZEL
Animation co-director : Denis LAMBERT
Investigative reports: Leila MINANO, Hélène MOLINARI, Delphine BAUER, Cécile ANDRZEJEWSKI, Justine BRABANT, Sophie TARDY-JOUBERT, Ariane PUCCINI, Ilioné SCHULTZ, Anne-Laure PINEAU, Camille JOURDAN, Marie-Alix DETRIE, Julia SIRIEIX
Editing: Aurélien GUÈGAN
Sound editing & mix : Mélissa PETITJEAN
Music: Holland ANDREWS
Producers: Marion GUTH, François LE GALL, Stephan ROELANTS, Louise GENIS-COSSERAT
Production companies: a_BAHN (LU), Mélusine Productions (LU), Camera Talk (FR), Webspider( FR)
Worldwide distributor: Indie Sales
With the support of: Film Fund Luxembourg (LU), CNC (FR)