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"In the Name of the Family" puts a very human face to the harrowing circumstances estimated to claim the lives of 5,000 women around the world every year. "This film is a call to social, religious and school leaders to say this is wrong, and will hopefully help keep immigrant communities and families from feeling alienated under fire" says Emmy award winning Canadian filmmaker Shelley Saywell. "Stamping out violence against women requires ongoing education in mainstream society and local communities."

This film also looks at teens Sarah and Amina Said of Dallas, were shot to death allegedly by their father who has disappeared, and university student Fauzia Mohammad of New York, who miraculously survived eleven stab wounds inflicted by her brother. "In the Name of the Family" examines each case from multiple viewpoints and explains how the clash between an ancient tribal notion of honor and Western culture leads to these crimes.

Screening in conjunction with the 2011 Dallas Video Festival.

Official Website: http://dallasvideofest.festivalgenius.com/2011/films/inthenameofthefamily_shelleysaywell_dallasvideofest2011

Added by DALASHSTONJohnson on September 19, 2011

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