Friday, July 17, 2009

"The Stoning of Soraya M.”


A must see for me. Click here for trailer and hit fullscreen.
For the record, I've known about this movie for a while, but I received this from a group I highly recommend and have supported for years now.
Media Alert
What: “The Stoning of Soraya M.”

“The Stoning of Soraya M.,” the moving film about a woman wrongly persecuted in a rural Iranian village, opened June 26th, 2009 in a variety of theaters across the country. The film took the Audience Award for Best Picture at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

This provocative film demonstrates the injustices many women around the world experience in their daily lives through the story of one woman’s struggle to finally let the world know about her small village’s ugliest, most guarded secret.

Around the world, women are discriminated against or attacked outright for the simple crime of being a woman. In Afghanistan, rates of domestic violence are increasing and schoolgirls are subjected to acid attacks for the crime of attempting to attend school. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, women are the target of an ongoing campaign of rape employed by armed combatants attempting to seize power. And in Iran, where The Stoning of Soraya M. takes place, women have been subjected to the brutal punitive system of stoning.
The film and the work of Women for Women International both demonstrate that marginalized women should be empowered to access their human rights and full economic, political and social participation for the betterment of the community and the society overall.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I did not see it at my local theater, of course, that was near a month ago. I shall see if it comes out at the video store.

KNB said...

Anon, In spite of what's listed at the site, it's been late to theatres.

Anonymous said...

This movie is phenomenal. I can't stress its importance enough amidst the political and social-economic climate of Iran. I went to the theater, saw it and was utterly blown away. Highly recommended!

KNB said...

Thanks for that anon!