Murdered by My Father
Directed by Bruce Goodison
Murdered by My Father follows the story of Shahzad, a widowed father bringing up his two children, Salma and Hassan, alone. Salma has been promised by her father to marry his bosses son in an arranged marriage, despite that fact that Salma is in love with someone else. Tensions between Shahzad and Salma come to a head when Salma refuses her father's wishes to go through with the arranged marriage, but rather marry the man she loves instead.
Murdered by My Father represents what the BBC does best: powerful political dramas that speak to a diverse nation. The BBC is not afraid to produce programs that represent the many different people and cultures that are within the nation's borders. Honor slayings are a major problem throughout the UK and the world, and the BBC took the responsibility of telling this story to help bring awareness to this tragic epidemic. Producing this bold, brave, and important story helps to bring awareness to many the people who have suffered.
The TV movie shines with its powerful and moving performance. Both Adeel Akhtar and Kiran Sonia Sawar gave raw and provocative performances, which truly bring the drama to life. With the help of its fantastic actors, the horrific story of being murdered by your father can reach a wider audience. The beautifully tragic story evokes so many emotions in the viewer, and it compels the viewer to fight for social rights. Murdered by My Father may focus on one specific culture, but the message transcends all cultures. Murdered by My Father is a hard-hitting drama; it's hard to watch, but it is important to watch.
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