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Honour_Film_1

British film about honor killings in the Muslim world

Aiysha Hart stars as Mona, a young woman of Pakistani background living in London with her widowed mother and two brothers. Outside the home, Mona is a modern British citizen with an unmarried boyfriend called Tanvir But in family settings, she falls under the strict control of her devoutly religious mother and older brother Kasim a violent sociopath who also happens to be a policeman. Mona’s deeply conservative, patriarchal family fiercely disapprove of her dating Tanvir, who is also a Muslim but of Punjabi lineage. By their twisted logic, she is bringing shame and dishonor on their Pashtun heritage, and thus signing her own death warrant.

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