9/101 Votes Alchetron
Directed by Deeyah Khan
Country of origin United Kingdom/ Norway
Cinematography Jeremiah Chapman
Screenplay Darin Prindle
9.4/10 Documentary Storm
Theme music composer L. Subramaniam
Original language(s) English
Director Deeyah Khan
Music director L. Subramaniam
|Starring Banaz Mahmod
Initial release September 2012 (United Kingdom)
Cast Caroline Goode, Diana Nammi, Nazir Afzal, Joanne Payton
Producers Deeyah Khan, Darin Prindle, Andrew Smith
Similar A Girl in the River: The Price of F, Honor Diaries, Jihad: A Story of the Others, Murdered by My Father, The Skeptic
Banaz a love story an emmy and peabody winning film by deeyah khan fuuse films
Banaz: A Love Story is a 2012 documentary film directed and produced by Deeyah Khan. The film chronicles the life and death of Banaz Mahmod, a young British Kurdish woman killed in 2006 in South London on the orders of her family in a so-called honour killing. The film received its UK premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London September 2012.
- Banaz a love story an emmy and peabody winning film by deeyah khan fuuse films
- Banaz a love story trailer
- Film screenings
- HBVA Memini
Banaz a love story trailer
Banaz Mahmoud was born in Iraq and moved to England with her family when she was 10 years old. At the age of 17, her parents had arranged a marriage between her and a man 10 years older than her. Within months the marriage turned violent and Banaz requested a divorce. In the coming months, Banaz fell in love with someone of her own choosing, something which was found to be shameful by her family. Banaz was kept in confinement by her family, beaten, and forbidden to see her lover. She escaped and sought help from authorities, to no avail. She wrote a letter to police, detailing her situation and stating that her father should be investigated if anything were to happen to her. In January 2006, Banaz was killed by family members, in a plot which was initiated by her father. In total, Banaz went to the police 5 times before her death, but did not get the help she needed. Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Goode of the Metropolitan Police led the investigation to recover the body of Banaz and her killers, securing the first ever extradition from Iraq to Britain.
Banaz: A Love Story has been re-versioned for ITV's UK investigative journalism series Exposure, for UK national broadcast on 31 October in co-production with Hardcash Productions and Fuuse Films. The re-versioned film for ITV Exposure is named: BANAZ - AN HONOUR KILLING.
Further screenings of Banaz A Love Story:
HBVA & Memini
During the making of the film, Deeyah worked with experts, activists and NGOs specialising in the field of honour-based violence globally, which led to a shared recognition of the urgent need for online educational resources and campaigning networks dedicated to the issue.
As a result, the making of Banaz: A Love Story, led to Deeyah founding two independent initiatives: