Can’t look away…

I just finished watching The Stoning of Soraya M.

It was definitely a hard movie to watch at times. The build up to the stoning is so slow and gradual and you are waiting for it to happen. But then when it finally gets to it you feel like it’s taking a life time to happen. You want it to be over with.
For any who feel I may have just given a spoiler away…suck it. That’s the name of the movie. It’s like Snakes on a plain. Besides, I really can’t say that there are spoilers or not to this movie. There really is in essence not even a plot. It’s based on a true story. It’s a moment in someone’s life. A very sad and tragic moment. The purpose of the film is awareness of this issue, the mistreatment of women. The brutal act of stoning. Its gut wrenching and not for the faint of heart.
But I will say that at the end, when the story-teller, Soraya’s aunt, succeeds in showing the lies and knowing that you are watching this movie because of her determination is amazing!

If you are passionate about women’s issues though I highly recommend watching this movie. It maybe hard to stomach but we can’t ignore things just because they aren’t pleasent.


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