Director: Eng. Latif Ahmadi
Duration: 00:34:23; Aspect Ratio: 1.366:1; Hue: 27.117; Saturation: 0.023; Lightness: 0.245; Volume: 0.333; Cuts per Minute: 9.569; Words per Minute: 28.676
Summary: Footage Source: Afghan Films editing dept tape
Special thanks to:
Afghan film and Parwan
Film by: Eng. Latif Ahmadi
Story: Razi Mohebi
Written: Abass Arman
QF: Zahra's father...
ZF: What am I seeing?
QF: Zahra's father...
QF: Hello. Where are you? Where were you?
ZF: Welcome Qadar's father. I came late tonight.
ZF: After morning prayer I went back to sleep. Come, come inside.
QF: In the name of God.
H: Zahra! Zahra jaan
, my sister, what happened? Have you fallen down? Have you hurt your stomach? I feel you.
H: Mother, come and see what happened to Zahra.
Mother: She's in shock.
QF: I did not see Masouma for five months. Did you not miss me?
M: I did, I missed you a lot Grandfather.
ZF: Is there any news about Qader?
QF: Today its been four years since he's gone.
ZF: What should we do?
QF: Only patience to God. One of his friends is going to Iran. I hope he brings some news of him.
ZF: Yes, God is kind.
QF: Get up my child, and tell your mother to get ready, we may arrive late afternoon.
ZF: Stay tonight and leave early morning.
ZF: Your daughter-in-law is sick.
QF: Women know tricks.
QF: We will go slowly.
QF: Is everything alright? You nap alot!
ZF: Hey brother! What to say about these problems. I lost my way.
Mother: Hey shameless girl. What have you done? Aren't you afraid of God?
Mother: A good woman should live her life for her husband.
H: Mother don't let them take my sister. It's a long way, she will die on the way.
Mother: A girl is the property of her in-laws.
H: Then I will go with her. When she's fine I'll return.
Mother: God, keep her safe and well.
Mother: Don't worry, I wrapped her tightly. She will arrive safe and well.
ZF: Did she say who... ?
Mother: She did not say anything.
ZF: I feel they may bring her back.
ZF: What shall we do with this disgrace?
H: What disgrace, father?
ZF: Oh God, they brought her back.
Why? What happened dad?
ZF: Go Hawa my child, open the door.
ZF: My daughter is 13 years old. She's still young, she is a baby.
B: It is a great sin to keep the daughter at home.
ZF: Wait a few days. We're suffering from a big tragedy.
B: If there is Bahador, there's no tragedy. Tell me.
M: Mother, are you okay?
Save me God. Look at that unclean woman.
- Mother, what is unclean?
She has sinned, her milk is taboo. I will make you blind if you play with her daughter.
- Why mother?
Where are you taking it?
- I'm setting up Sandaly for my mother. She is sick and our room is cold.
What has happened to you mother? Her clothes are wet. What happened?
M: There was snow.
- Wake your mother and change her clothes. She may get a cough, then who will take care of her?
M: Okay. Let me bring the Brazier then I will change her clothes.
No, it is not correct.
- Oh, I lost!
Masouma, where are you going? Come and play with us...
Come on girls, where are you going? Come and play with me.
Come Masouma, why didn't you come today? Come on, let's play.
Come girls, do not play or talk to her.
Why shouldn't we play with her?
My mothers says she is unclean.
Your mom lies, she is a liar.
My mom says her mom has sinned. Look, she doesn't have her father's face.
You don't have your father's face either. It's God's work.
Even this poor girl's father comes home every night, but her's never comes.
Let her stay. My mother says that Masouma's mother is as clean as milk.
Rude girl, like your mother, did you enjoy it?
Brothers, we don't accept this infamy. We'll throw her out of this village.
Qader was not a real man.
- We don't let them.
- We'll throw her out of the village.
- We have fame and honour here.
We'll throw them out and not let them in this village.
- Other day they hung her in our beard (Bastard)
Hello Master. Are you okay? You're in good health?
- Thank you. Wish you good health too.
You look tired. Come and have a cup of tea.
Thank you. Is everything alright? Why this noise? Why are so many people gathered?
They say they'll exile Qader's wife.
- Qader's wife? What has she done?
She has committed a grave sin. She has an illegitimate child.
Was she a bad woman?
- No. She was a good woman. I don't know why she's done this.
We cannot accept this disgrace. We are honourable.
We all have fame and honour...
Keep quiet. It's a matter of the Shariat. Whatever Shariat says...
Look, Master came, it's nice he came.
Hello Mullah sahib
. Is everything alright?
No, it's not alright.
Qader's wife disgraced this village.
We'll put her out like a dog. Cut her head. She deserves it.
Did anybody see her committing the act of sin? Do you have a witness? Brothers, we will be judged by God.
It's possible it was done by force, or it may be rape. Go and ask her. First get all the informaton, then make a decision. You must think about your decision.
- Stone her, is what Shariat says. Master, her sin is already known.
Bahador Khan, the one who has done it to her should also be punished.
Yes Master, you're right. First we should find him, then make a judgement.
B: Who is going to ask? You? You? ... Mullah sahib
B: Who? Tell!
, brothers, what happened?
B: I'll ask myself.
Bahador khan, you should take someone else with you too.
May God's blessings keep Master safe.
B: If you utter my name, I will tell them to stone you.
B: Stone her tomorrow.
M: Mother, the man with the gun said they will stone you tomorow.
Then what's happening?
- They're taking Qader's wife for stoning.
Mother: Qader's father, Zahra has killed herself!
Brothers, some help.
ZF: Oh God! What am I seeing!
It is unbelievable, but it is true.
FAZEL HAQE PAIMAN
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: AZIM WAJM
SUBTITLE: GH.HAIDAR AHMADI
RAPE SCENE PHOTOGRAPHER (?): WAJEB AHMADI
LIGHT MAN: NEDEVATULLAH AZIZVAR
SOUND: MODA SANJASH
SELECTED MUSIC: MAJEO INTEZAMI & FARHAD DARVA
PRODUCTION MANAGER: M.KAZEM FARWOOD
TEECHNICAL ADVICER: AB.JAMIL SARWAR
CAMERAMAN: MERWAIS AHMADI
EDITING & SOUND MIXING:ASSAD ULLAH RASHIDI
SCREENPLAY & DIRECTED BY: ENG. LATIF AHMADI