As the mullahs’ attempts to suppress the popular uprising in Iran makes manifest their brutality to all, it is particularly timely that The Stoning of Soraya M opens today. This movie tells the story of an Iranian women stoned to death because her husband, who wanted out of their marriage accused her of adultery when she started cooking for the widowed husband of a friend.
The film features Oscar-nominated actress Shohreh Aghdashloo. Based on the International best-selling book by French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam, Runner up for the Audience Award at the Toronto 2008 Film Festival, it was a close second to eventual Oscar-winner Slumdog Millionaire. The film dramatizes he suffering endured by one Islamic woman in the name of religious custom and shows the heroism of another woman asserting her own dignity against a misogynistic system.
If you live in New York or Los Angeles, check local listings and make sure to see this film. In telling a particulalry timely story, the film promises not only to pull your heartstrings, but also to show the real nature of the Iranian regime.