What do you feel when you witness a human being being chopped into little pieces day in and day out? Not talking about the literal sense, but yes, quite close to it. What emotion does this view produce in your heart and soul? Horror? Shock? Does it make you want to go and help this person in need or do you prefer to stand out there, like a by-stander watching the spectacle through your glazed eyes?
If you think you have seen the worst of life, go ahead and watch this film that shows the horrors faced by people just like us. Made of the same flesh and blood as us but treated like a pack of stray dogs.
The film: Stoning of Soraya M is a true account of one of the most inhumane actions taken against a woman for a crime she never committed. In some parts of the world, souls pray not to be born as girls as the treatment they deserve is equal to being slaughtered like chickens in a butcher-house.
Set in an Iranian village of Kuhpayeh, this film brings to light the level till which misuse of religious verses by Mullahs and greed associated with lust can kill a person’s soul. It’s like an over-grown virus, these shocking cultural practices that are still prevalent in regions on this very planet.
Adapted from French journalist Freidoune Sahebjam’s 1990 book La Femme Lapidée, Stoning of Soraya M covers the death of one of the millions of Iranian women through the terrible practice ‘stoning’. Imagine killing a person by throwing heavy stones on them repeatedly, that too by their own kin. This shocking account based on true events that are still widely practiced in Modern Iran will send shock waves to your entire system.
REEL VALUE : 9/10