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Country: IRAQI, USA
Run Time: 59 minutes
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.
Monday, March 22, 2010 at 9:25 PM
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 4:20 PM
Mary Ann Smothers Bruni
QUEST FOR HONOR (2009)
Deborah Dickson, Gabriel Ernest Rhodes, Timothy K. Smith
This film is presented with the generous support of CAROLYN FRIEDLAND.