Pakistan: The Shame Of It All

A new documentary on Pakistan’s honor killings brings truths home BY Mishaal Khan The medieval practice of honor killing is defined as “the murder of a family member, usually a female, who is perceived to have brought dishonor and shame on their family.” In the majority of cases, an honor killing is not only justified

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Director Hopes Oscar-Nominated Film Will Help End Pakistan Honor Killings

By Syed Raza Hassan and Krista Mahr KARACHI/ISLAMABAD, Feb 8 (Reuters) – An Oscar-winning filmmaker hopes her latest Academy Award-nominated documentary will help bring tougher laws against honor killings in Pakistan, which account for the deaths of hundreds of women and men each year. The film, which follows the story of a young woman who

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Reel Progress

Nahla Al Fahad’s take on the hijab has won critical acclaim BY Arfa Shahid In a conversation with Newsweek Middle East, Emirati filmmaker, director and producer, Nahla Al Fahad, is contemplative. A packed schedule and constant travelling have not fazed Fahad, who is now known for her Oscar-shortlisted hijab documentary, The Tainted Veil. Fahad had known

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