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Published on Jan 29, 2013
Filmscreening and conversation hosted by the Fritt Ord Foundation and Fuuse, Oslo on Thursday, 24 January 2013.
Director and Producer Deeyah Detective Superintendent Caroline Goode Campaigner Diana Nammi Author and Professor of Social Antropology Unni Wikan.
Writer, Lecturer and Broadcaster Kenan Malik (moderator)
Banaz A Love Story is a documentary film chronicling an act of overwhelming horror -- the brutal honour killing of Banaz Mahmod, a young British woman in suburban London in 2006, killed and "disappeared" by her own family, with the agreement and help of a large section of the Kurdish community, because she tried to choose a life for herself. It was a case which shocked the entire world and received enormous international press coverage; but until now, the voice of Banaz herself has never been heard. The film tells Banaz's story, in her own words, for the first time -- and tells the story of the extraordinary police team who refused to give up, and finally brought her killers to justice.