Watch: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness 2015 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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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From my home in New Orleans I watched this documentary through teary eyes, anger, fear, helplessness, and hopeful that this woman’s story will touch each and every person that watches it. Her bravery and will-to-live is very empowering. Eventhough I wished the laws in her country would’ve protected her more and others that will find themselves in this particular situation. She is still a hero in my eyes. I pray for her protection and many blessings to Saba and her husband and to their bundle of joy.
Similar horrible stories from decades ago, why no change?
This documentary shows the grim reality in its entirety, so much so that we even see wounds and scars. This is what the victims see and feel every day. This film helps fight the case against these laws which allow people to get away with the most heinous crimes and even feel proud about it. No remorse from the attackers. It’s frustrating to know how common and similar these stories are and how often there is no justice. I used to hear them and read about them even when growing up, yet nothing changed for the better in all these years. Why?!
The problem goes further than the areas of Pakistan where this is common. Many people who originate from these places, bring such heinous views and traditions to the countries where they build a new life. Some of my family members share them, some of our Pakistani family friends agree with them. I hope films like these will help bring an important change, because too many lives have been destroyed already.
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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