“The Stoning of Soraya M.” is a powerful new film that highlights the suffering and injustice experienced by many women around the world. Based on a true story, the film chronicles the life of a village woman, wrongly accused and convicted of a crime in a corrupt society. The different facets and subtle relationships of the village all come into play as one woman must fight for her freedom and her life. The film stars Academy-Award nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo and was the runner-up for the Audience Award at the Toronto 2008 Film Festival; it’s a must-see for anyone interested in gaining more information about a single example of the atrocities many women face every day.
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