Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Sad Story

DH asked our Dentist (who happens to be Persian but pretty much Americanized) about whether the story of the movie, The Stoning of Soraya M still exists or not in Iraq.

“Ah, more than ever”, he quipped. “It’s not even about religion. It’s all about money and power. Basically, that’s what Iranians are screaming about during their brave, long protests last June”, he continued.

In a world of secrecy, corruption and injustice, a single courageous voice can tell a true story that changes everything. This is what lies at the heart of the emotionally charged experience of The Stoning of Soraya M. Based on an incredible true story; this powerful tale of a village's persecution of an innocent woman becomes both a daring act of witness and a compelling parable about mob rule. Who will join forces with the plot against her, who will surrender to the mob, and who will dare to stand up for what is right. --Official Site

It was such a sad story- father against daughter, husband against the wife and son against mother. And at the end of the movie, when the picture of the real Soraya flashes on the screen, my heart breaks. I don’t know what I felt. I didn’t even watch the part where everybody’s throwing stones at her. It’s definitely hard to believe that it does exist.

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