Saturday, December 20, 2008

Iran: film

The site shows an Iranian movie Shahre Ziba (Beautiful City-2004) fa lenght about 90 minutes, made by Asghar Farhadi, which can be watched online.
The film is about a young boy in the juvenile prison who plans a birthday party for a friend.
But the birthday turns out to be a sad because his friend, having reached 18, will soon be executed.
He is sentenced to death for having murdered a girl that he loved in a joint suicide attempt.
After his release on parole, the boy attempts to convince the family of the victim to forgive his friend.
He obtains the pardon of the victim's father with the condition of paying blood money retribution. He does not have the money. The victim's step mother instead asks the boy to marry her physically challenged daughter in exchange for the blood money.
The film shows the dilemma's of the main characters and shows a picture of the Islamic judicial system and its monetary values .
The moviereview can be read hier.

A video from the site StopChildExecutions in Iran.

In Iran there are childoffenders, still on death row.

Children are being hanged to death.
A child will be hanged to death.

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