The Stoning of Soraya M. dramatizes the true story of an Iranian village wife whose deceitful husband sets her up for execution so that he can marry an unsuspecting girl in the city.
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No wonder, given stories like Soraya's and Neda's, that people worldwide assume Islam is oppressive of women.
Director Cyrus Nowrasteh's movie, The Stoning of Soraya M, based on real events, wants to open eyes to a barbaric legal system that still allows stoning.
Steve McEveety is a Hollywood oddity: He's humble. I know. Weird. He identified himself as "a producer of The Passion of The Christ." But he wasn't a producer, but rather the producer.
An accurate and thoughtful film about executions in Iran would be welcome, but we will still have to wait, as the Stoning of Soraya M is not it.
The fact that stoning still occurs today is proof that too few understand its barbarity or frequency. Anyone who claims to care about the most basic of human rights, this film is a must.
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