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Banaz: A Love Story (2012)

This is a documentary film chronicling the brutal Honour Killing of Banaz Mahmod, a young British Kurdish woman in London, killed by her own family for choosing a life for herself.

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Deeyah Khan (as Deeyah), Darin Prindle (co-director)
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Credited cast:
Nazir Afzal ... Himself - Crown Prosecution Service, London
Bobbie Cheema Bobbie Cheema ... Herself - Prosecutor
Andy Craig Andy Craig ... Himself - Detective Sergeant, Met Police
Caroline Goode Caroline Goode ... Herself - Detective Chief Inspector, Met Police
Banaz Mahmod Banaz Mahmod ... Herself
Bekhal Mahmod Bekhal Mahmod ... Herself - Banaz's sister
Diana Nammi Diana Nammi ... Herself - Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation
Joanne Payton Joanne Payton ... Herself - Honour Based Violence Awareness Network
Stuart Reeves Stuart Reeves ... Himself - Detective Sergeant, Met Police
Palbinder Singh Palbinder Singh ... Himself - Metropolitan Police Sikh Association
Victor Temple Victor Temple ... Himself - Prosecutor (as Victor Temple QC)
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This is a documentary film chronicling the brutal Honour Killing of Banaz Mahmod, a young British Kurdish woman in London, killed by her own family for choosing a life for herself.

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Norway | UK

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English

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September 2012 (UK) See more »

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Fuuse Films See more »
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Banaz
12 April 2018 | by a_baronSee all my reviews

This is a quite shocking story about a so-called honour killing in London. What sort of family forces one of its daughters to marry an abusive illiterate then murders her because she has brought "shame" on them by abandoning the marriage and taking up with a man who doesn't beat and sexually abuse her?

This was quite a high profile case, and is all the more shocking because the victim went to the police repeatedly, warning them that if anything happened to her...and giving them the names of her killers. We see footage of her said to have been aired for the first time. Eventually, in spite of omertà on a colossal scale, justice was done. It was though a pity this programme had to include a contribution from the odious Nazi Afzal.


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