01 Jun Reel stories at Tribeca (FilmInk.com.au)

Shame film by Mohammed Naqvi“Shame which received standing ovations, tells the amazing story of Mukhtaran Mai of Pakistan…

Shame, which received standing ovations, tells the amazing story of Mukhtaran Mai of Pakistan, who was publicly raped for a supposed indiscretion of her brother and instead of killing herself raised an outcry that made her an international cause celebre. “I hope this film,” she said to me through director Mohammed Naqvi, “gives women the confidence to speak out.” Naqvi says that Mai is his own hero, and “an ordinary person with extraordinary responsibilities…”

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