#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The extraordinary story of a young Pakistani woman who lived to tell of her narrow escape from an attempted “honor” killing by her father and uncle. Told through the lens of a true love story, the film tells the story of Saba who was shot and left for dead after marrying a man once promised to her. The result is a scathing examination of the contradictions between modernism and tradition within Pakistani society.
Plot: A woman in Pakistan sentenced to death for falling in love becomes a rare survivor of the country’s harsh judicial system.
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Well made but really depressing
This film is set in Pakistan and is about so-called ‘honor killings’–when families murder their own daughters in order to save face with their neighbors. The particular subject of this film is a young lady named Saba. Saba married a man despite her family not giving her permission and her father and uncle dealt with it by shooting her and dumping her into the river. However, Saba’s case is unusual because she actually survived the gunshot to her face and the film follows the case through the Pakistani court and to its ultimate resolution…or lack of resolution. The film is hellaciously depressing but fortunately the gunshot wound isn’t as horrible to see post-surgically as you might imagine and Saba is rather inspiring because of her inner strength. It’s also an amazing film because everyone talks so openly about what occurred and the father seems incredibly proud of his actions and by the end of the film he is elated that he maintained his sense of honor by trying to murder his daughter.
By the way, if you are curious, the filmmakers and folks they interviewed were careful to reiterate that these honor killings are not in any way approved of in the Koran but are more cultural than religious in nature.
UPDATE: This film did take the Oscar for Best Documentary Short.
Solid work, occasionally touching, but teaches nothing new really
“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” is a 39-minute documentary from last year written and directed by female Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. With this one here, she already won her second Oscar after “Saving Face”, a documentary short film that centers around the mutilation of females in the Middle East. And in this one here, her newest project, the subject is once again the humiliation of and discrimination against females in the Middle East. This time, the subject is a young woman named Saba who almost died at the hands of her (seemingly) beloved ones. This film is about honor killings, and in particular about a woman who was really lucky to survive it and we find out why she still manages to forgive the people who want her dead. It is a touching subject for sure and an emotional movie at times, but I personally felt that it delivered nothing really new beyond the fact that everybody (with an open mind) knows about, namely how women in the Islamic world have hardly any rights, except the right to die when they don’t strictly obey to what the men in their lives have in mind about them. It’s a solid watch, but an Oscar may be a bit too much I guess. I still recommend checking it out. Oh yeah, and make sure you got subtitles unless you’re fluent in Panjabi.
Original Language zh
Runtime 40 min
Rated Not Rated
Genre Documentary, Short
Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Writer François-Xavier Durandy
Actors Asad Jamal, Saba
Country United States, Pakistan
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 3 wins & 2 nominations total
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