Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Quest For Honor

Year: 2009
Country: IRAQI, USA
Language: Kurdish
Run Time: 59 minutes

Quest For Honor
Quest For Honor
Quest For Honor

Her name was Nesrin. She was mother to three children. And she was found dead in the desert, victim of a so-called "honor killing." Her name is Jasmin and she's now living in a safe house, after being shot three times as she prepared for evening prayer. She firmly believes her husband and brother-in-law were behind the attempt on her life. In her searing documentary QUEST FOR HONOR director Mary Ann Smothers Bruni follows the journalists of the Women's Media Center, located in Iraqi Kurdistan, who investigate these killings where women marked as immoral by their husbands or male relatives are then killed - all to restore their family's good name. The images are somewhat shocking; the story always compelling. And while the film pulls no punches in showing the lack of remorse by the men believed to be involved in the killings, it also offers hope that in all corners of the world abuse of women can finally come to an end. (In English and Kurdish with subtitles) – C.K.

CIFF34 Screenings

Monday, March 22, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Mary Ann Smothers Bruni

Mary Ann Smothers Bruni is the author/photographer of the book, "Journey through Kurdistan," and her work has also appeared in The Washington Post and the International Herald-Tribune.


Lawrence Taub

Dane Lawing

Deborah Dickson, Gabriel Ernest Rhodes, Timothy K. Smith

Film Contact

This film is presented with the generous support of CAROLYN FRIEDLAND.

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