In the Name of Honour (2000)

Film details

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    2000

  • Type

    Television

Synopsis

The twenty-first programme in a thirty part series which tackles complex issues of globalisation and growing inequality. A report on how the oppression of the minority Kurds in the disputed enclave of north Iraq has caused a backlash of violence in Kurdish society - often directed at women. Profiles three women: Nasik, a woman doctor who gave up her career to run a shelter for women living under threat of death from their families; Beyan, a woman lawyer fighting to change the laws on justice for women; Rezan, a female member of the government-backed Peshmerga Force of women soldiers, one area of Kurdish life where women are most free.

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