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Feo Aladag

Feo Aladag on Honor Killings and When We Leave

Kristin McCracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

While the practice seems unthinkable to many, honor killings are still horrifically common -- a fact that inspired German actress Feo Aladag to direct her debut feature film, When We Leave.

Director Feo Aladag uncovers honor killing in new film

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

No, Feo Aladag admits with a laugh, she never intended to become an expert on the horrifying practice of honor killings. But if she was going to make ...

HuffPost Review: When We Leave

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Aladag's gripping film is not a sermon or lecture on honor killing. The term itself is never uttered. And yet the message is clear: In this society, women have the same rights as animals and are treated worse.

When We Leave: The Best Tribeca Film

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

In When We Leave, named Tribeca's Best Narrative Feature, a young mother flees her abusive husband to return to her family. What ensues is a devastating look at the perverse patriarchal tradition of honor killings.