“A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness,” became an Oscar-winning film Sunday night.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the film’s director, made the 40-minute documentary to examine honor killings in Pakistan from a survivor’s point of view.
“Saba, an 18-year-old girl, was shot and thrown in a river by her own family for secretly eloping with her lover — and lived to tell the tale,” reports NPR. “The film also examines the interpretations of Islam that allow this brutal practice that claims the lives of more than 1,000 girls and women each year, and the human rights groups lobbying for new laws to protect them.”
Catch the film when it airs on HBO March 7.
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