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90’ social impact film by Nicolas Blies and Stéphane Hueber-Blies, co-directed with Denis Lambert, as centerpiece of an ambitious transmedia project which combines investigative journalism with activism and wake up call to action.

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 Donbass 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.
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"An ambitious animated documentary film"

Nicolas BLIES & Stéphane HUEBER-BLIES

Authors & film directors

  • Brothers Nicolas Blies and Stéphane Hueber-Blies are authors and a fillmmaking duo. They write, produce and direct their films together. Zero Impunity (2018) is their first feature film. They develop social impact films mixing the traditional world of cinema with that of new media exploring themes such as sexual violence in wartime (Zero Impunity), femicide or exclusion. In 2011 they co-founded the production company a_BAHN based in Luxembourg and quickly oriented the company's productions towards activist and committed productions. 

    They also seized the opportunity to develop a_BAHN's productions in new formats, especially virtual reality, notably through Vincent Ravalec's feature-length Fan Club with Sylvie Testud, Mathieu Kassovitz, Denis Lavant and also through Jan Kounen’s films, Ayahuasca and 7 Lives. Committed feminists, they are currently involved in the creation of an European network of film producers and activists establishing an Ethics and Feminist Charter for the audiovisual field.

Brothers Nicolas Blies and Stéphane Hueber-Blies are authors and a fillmmaking duo. They write, produce and direct their films together. Zero Impunity (2018) is their first feature film. They develop social impact films mixing the traditional world of cinema with that of new media exploring themes such as sexual violence in wartime (Zero Impunity), femicide or exclusion. In 2011 they co-founded the production company a_BAHN based in Luxembourg and quickly oriented the company's productions towards activist and committed productions. 

They also seized the opportunity to develop a_BAHN's productions in new formats, especially virtual reality, notably through Vincent Ravalec's feature-length Fan Club with Sylvie Testud, Mathieu Kassovitz, Denis Lavant and also through Jan Kounen’s films, Ayahuasca and 7 Lives. Committed feminists, they are currently involved in the creation of an European network of film producers and activists establishing an Ethics and Feminist Charter for the audiovisual field.

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_Synopsis

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 digtial 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.

Nicolas BLIES & Stéphane HUEBER-BLIES

Authors

  • Brothers Nicolas Blies and Stéphane Hueber-Blies are authors and a fillmmaking duo. They write, produce and direct their films together. Zero Impunity (2018) is their first feature film. They develop social impact films mixing the traditional world of cinema with that of new media exploring themes such as as sexual violence in wartime (Zero Impunity), femicide or exclusion. In 2011 they co-founded the production company a_BAHN based in Luxembourg and quickly oriented the company's productions towards activist and committed productions. 

    They also seized the opportunity to develop a_BAHN's productions in new formats, especially virtual reality, notably through Vincent Ravalec's feature-length Fan Club with Sylvie Testud, Mathieu Kassovitz, Denis Lavant and also through Jan Kounen’s films, Ayahuasca and 7 Lives. Committed feminists, they are currently involved in the creation of an European network of film producers and activists establishing an Ethics and Feminist Charter for the audiovisual field.

Brothers Nicolas Blies and Stéphane Hueber-Blies are authors and a fillmmaking duo. They write, produce and direct their films together. Zero Impunity (2018) is their first feature film. They develop social impact films mixing the traditional world of cinema with that of new media exploring themes such as as sexual violence in wartime (Zero Impunity), femicide or exclusion. In 2011 they co-founded the production company a_BAHN based in Luxembourg and quickly oriented the company's productions towards activist and committed productions. 

They also seized the opportunity to develop a_BAHN's productions in new formats, especially virtual reality, notably through Vincent Ravalec's feature-length Fan Club with Sylvie Testud, Mathieu Kassovitz, Denis Lavant and also through Jan Kounen’s films, Ayahuasca and 7 Lives. Committed feminists, they are currently involved in the creation of an European network of film producers and activists establishing an Ethics and Feminist Charter for the audiovisual field.

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