Followed by a meeting with director Krzystof Kopczynski
Poland / USA, 2007, 51’
In April 2005, the world heard the news that a 29 year-old Afghan woman named Amina was stoned to death for the crime of adultery. The story of this powerful documentary begins five years earlier and follows Amina, whose marriage was arranged by her parents, as is quite common and rooted in tradition. Soon after the wedding Amina meets Karim and falls in love. They start seeing each other in secret, but are eventually caught together and accused of violating the law. This engrossing film chronicles their affair, trial and punishment with piercing candour.
Several countries (Afghanistan, Nigeria, Iran, Sudan, Malaysia and others) still practice stoning as a form of punishment, usually for adultery.
Directed by Krzysztof Kopczynski
Produced by Eureka Media, Telewizja Polska S.A., Society Films