Women's Prison (Zendan-e Zanan) by Iranian director Manijeh Hekmat has won the first Amnesty International - DOEN Award of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
The Jury gave a Special Mention to Bus 174 (Onibus 174) by Brazilian filmmaker Jose Padilha.
Ten films were nominated for the award. The jury consisted of ex-minister Jan Pronk, filmmakers Marco Bechis, Nathalie Alonso Casale and Ulrike Ottinger and producer/editor Mike Downey.
The ten nominated films for the Amnesty International - DOEN Award were:
Under Another Sky by Gaël Morel (France/Algeria)
City Of God by Fernando Meirelles (Brazil)
Divine Intervention by Elia Suleiman (France/Germany/Morocco/Palestine)
The Magdalene Sisters by Peter Mullan (UK/Ireland)
Occident by Cristian Mungiu (Romania
Bus 174 by Jose Padilha (Brazil)
Rabbit-Proof Fence by Phillip Noyce (Australia)
Shadow Kill by Adoor Gopalakrishnan (India/France/Neth/Switz)
Ten by Abbas Kiarostami (Iran)
Women's Prison by Manijeh Hekmat (Iran)