In parts of the Islamic world, hundreds of women are stoned to death, shot, stabbed, strangled or burned to death by male relatives because they are thought to have “dishonoured” their families by engaging in unacceptable relationships.
Filmed in Jordan and the West Bank, “Crimes of Honour” documents the terrible reality of femicide-the killing of sisters or daughters who may have lost their virginity, refused an arranged marriage or left an abusive husband. In the film, there are interviews with some of the women in hiding from their families, as well as a man who describes his reasons for killing the sister he loved.
Also profiled are the handful of women who have committed themselves to human rights and the
very personal and immediate protection of young women in danger.