Fiction, Film and Fun: The Stoning of Soraya M
Thursday, May 10, 2012
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join CCAC's Jeanne Bergad to discuss The Stoning of Soraya M by Freidoune Sahebjam. This international bestseller tells the true story of one of the victims of stonings in modern Iran. Soraya Manutchehri's husband Ghorban-Ali was an ambitious man, prone to fits of rage. He wanted a way out of his marriage in order to marry a 14-year old girl but did not want to support two families. When Soraya began cooking for a local widower he found a way to achieve his goal. Abetted by corrupt village authorities, he accused his wife of adultery. She was convicted, buried up to her waist and stoned to death. The 2008 film was directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh and starred Mohzan Marno, in the role of Soraya.
Presented by: Jeanne Bergad
Pittsburgh, PA 15217