Film Review: The Stoning of Soraya M.

12Dec09

A darkly-dressed woman and a man sit in a secluded backyard.  The woman takes a drag from her contraband cigarette and regards the impatience of the man across from her.  “Hear my story first.  You will know why you should listen.”

So begins a movie called The Stoning of Soraya M.  The movie tells the story of Soraya M., a an Iranian woman who was stoned to death by her village.  The movie is sometimes brutally violent (we couldn’t bear to watch the climactic scene in its entirety), but it definitely does the important job of addressing a crime that remains prevalent today.  Catch The Stoning of Soraya M. as it enjoys a wider release in the U.S. this month.

Relevant links:

Official Website: http://www.thestoning.com/

International Women’s Fund Review: http://www.iwf.org/news/show/21657.html/

Frequently Asked Questions About Stoning: http://www.stop-stoning.org/faq_stoning/

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