WHO WILL CAST THE FIRST STONE?

WHO WILL CAST THE FIRST STONE?

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1710
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Ahmed A. Jamal and Sabiha Sumar
    1989, 52 minutes
    English and Urdu with English subtitles
    Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125


    Examines the impact of Islamization on women in Pakistan, revealing the oppression and injustice which has led Pakistani women to the forefront of the political struggle for equal rights. In 1979, Zina (defined as adultery, rape or extramarital sex) became a crime against the state punishable by stoning to death. These new laws were intended to promote the middle class image of an ideal Muslim woman--chaste, submissive and confined. This documentary focuses on the case histories of three women and features interviews with them as well as with human rights activists, religious leaders, lawyers and scholars.

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    Festivals & Awards

    * Best Broadcast/Sociology Film, San Francisco International Film Festival


    Reviews

    "...explores the issues of morality and sexuality in an uncompromising way." - Monthly Film Bulletin (British Film Institute)

        Highly Recommended "...a chilling portrait of women's lives under a legal system that uses religion as an excuse to devalue women and deny them equality under the law. Appropriate for general adult and college audiences...would be particularly useful in women's studies and political science courses at the college level." - Video Rating Guide for Libraries