Quest for Honor

Friday, August 6 - Thursday, August 12, 2010

The alarming rise in “honor killing,” the heinous act of men killing daughters, sisters and wives who threaten “family honor,” endangers tens of thousands of women in Iraq, Turkey, Jordan and adjoining countries. The Women’s Media Center of Suleymaniyah, Iraq, has joined forces with Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to end this practice. Quest for Honor follows Runak Faranj, a former teacher and tireless activist, as she works with local lawmen, journalists and members of the KRG to solve the murder of a widowed young mother, protect the victim of a safe-house shooting, eradicate honor killing and redefine honor.

Filmmakers in person Fri 8/6 at 9:55, Sat 8/7 at 5:40, Sun 8/8 at 2:00 & 8:00, Mon 8/9 at 9:55, Wed 8/11 at 8:00, & Thu 8/12 at 8:00!

  • Country USA/Iraq
  • Language In English and Kurdish with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 67 minutes
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  • Director Mary Ann Smothers Bruni