For Honour’s sake: Film exposes the tragic impact on the lives of Muslim women

Q&A Raheel Raza

The film Honor Diaries is an attempt to peel back the veil on the difficult and dangerous lives faced by women in some Muslim societies where such things as honour killings occur. These killings are often done by fathers and brothers who are driven by a “code” to exact a brutal and final control over their daughters and partners. Such crimes have taken place in Canada including the callous drowning deaths of four women in a Rideau Canal lock (the Shafia family case). The movie, which was filmed in 2013, features interviews with nine women working to change the lives of women in Muslim societies.