Reviewed by: Stephanie Mott
Stoning in the Bible
Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer
What about the issue of suffering? Doesn’t this prove that there is no God and that we are on our own? Answer
Does God feel our pain? Answer
Did God make the world the way it is now? What kind of world would you create? Answer
|Featuring:||Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mozhan Marnò (Soraya M.), James Caviezel, Navid Negahban, Ali Pourtash, David Diaan, Parviz Sayyad, Vida Ghahremani, Vachik Mangassarian, Maggie Parto, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Bita Sheibani, Yousef Shweihat|
|Producer:||Fallen Films, Mpower Pictures, Todd Burns, Lisa Maria Falcone, Diane Hendricks, Stephen A. Marinaccio II, Stephen McEveety, Thomas J. Papa, John Shepherd|
“When a deadly conspiracy became a shameful cover-up, one witness refused to be silent.”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Stranded in a remote Iranian village, a French journalist is approached by Zahra, a woman who has a harrowing tale to tell about her niece, Soraya, and the bloody circumstances of her death the day before…
As the journalist turns on his tape recorder, Zahra takes us back to the beginning of her story which involves Soraya’s husband, the local phony mullah, and a town all too easily led down a path of deceit, coercion, and hysteria. The women, stripped of all rights and without recourse, nobly confront the overwhelming desires of corrupt men who use and abuse their authority to condemn Soraya, an innocent but inconvenient wife, to an unjust and torturous death.
A shocking and true drama, it exposes the dark power of mob rule, uncivil law, and the utter lack of human rights for women. The last and only hope for some measure of justice lies in the hands of the journalist who must escape with the story—and his life—so the world will know.”
“The Stoning of Soraya M.” will be the most remembered film of the year. It is a riveting and heart gripping true story that will blow your mind. It brings to light the unthinkable injustice happening all over the world and reminds us of the daily abuse happening in everyday homes.
Because of the graphic nature of the film and rating, it is my advice to refrain from taking children to see this film. However, I do believe it is a must see. It is an inspiring film that will change your life. Check out the trailer and further information at www.thestoning.com.
Violence: Heavy / Profanity: Minor / Sex/Nudity: None
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.