Stone Silence

Director: Krzysztof Kopczyński

written & directed by Krzysztof Kopczyński cinematography Jacek Petrycki, Hanna Polak music by Krzysztof Knittel sound Jarosław Roszyk, Jafar Panahi editing by Anna Dymek production manager Dorota Rozowska produced by Eureka Media, Smulikowskiego 13 apt. 10, 00-384 Warsaw, phone +48228284810, e-mail, co-produced by Telewizja Polska, Society Films (USA) co-financing Script Agency, Polish Film Institute producer Krzysztof Kopczyński co-producers Witold Będkowski, Christopher Kamyszew
colour, 51′
Poland-USA 2007


In 2005 a woman suspected of adultery was killed in the village of Spingul in northern Afghanistan. According to varying accounts, the 25-year-old Amina was stoned to death, strangled, died of a heart attack or committed suicide…
Different versions of the events overlap and contradict one another and the witnesses’ conspiracy of silence seems never-ending. The authors show a world which is dangerous and incomprehensible for a Westerner, a world governed by Muslim rules. Human life and freedom are not as important there as the specially understood justice and honour.



  • Chicago International Documentary Festival, 2007: ‘Sky is the Limit’
  • 50th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, 2007: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
  • 5th International Festival of Human Rights, Kiev 2008: Special Award
  • 48th Krakow Film Festival, 2008: The Honorary Diploma in the National Competition