Saturday, February 27, 2016

Oscar Project 2016: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Movie: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

This tells the story of a young Pakistani woman who survives an attempted "honor killing" and then has to rebuild her life and decide whether to legally "forgive" the father and uncle who shot her. It's heartbreaking, and the young woman at the center of it is just breathtakingly strong. Her rare circumstances gave the filmmakers a chance to examine the issue from angles not often explored, and the way they got the perpetrators and others to just bluntly admit their guilt and justifications was powerful and frightening.

Availability: Head this way to learn how/where to see the shorts.

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Documentary (Short Subject): Yes. It's informative and moving and does an admirable job of going deep into the cultural forces around honor killings.

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