8-18 maggio 2013
MIFF | 8° Film Festival Internazionale di Milano - Quest for honor / Mary Ann Smothers Bruni / Quest for honor

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9a Edizione - 2009 /
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Mary Ann Smothers Bruni / Iraq / 2009/ 59 min

A woman’s body is found in a field near Ranya; another woman at peril is shot in the Safe House Asuda. (Organization for Combating Violence Against Women). The documentary film follows one social entrepreneur, Runak Faraj, a former teacher and tireless activist, as she works with local lawmen, Kurdish government agencies and her colleagues to investigate honor crimes and plot the eradication of honor killings and its related practices still found in the tribal regions of Kurdistan.

   Quest for honor
   Deborah Dickson, Gabriel Ernest Rhodes, Timothy K. Smith 
   Lawrence Taub 
   Dane Lawing 
   Dolby Digital

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Mary Ann Smothers Bruni's photographs and writings on Iraqi Kurdistan, ongoing since 1991, resulted in a 1994 book/exhibition journey through Kurdistan and subsequent publications/exhibitions in Bhutan, Mumbai, London, and the United States. Bruni's documentation of Texas/Mexican border culture is archived at the University of Texas Benson Latin American Collection and earned her a lazo de dama from the Order of Isabel la Catolica, awarded by Juan Carlos, king of Spain. Her books include “Rosita's Christmas Wish” and “Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe”.

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