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The Honor Code
Reviewed by: Val Kermode
In three minutes this film examines the question “What is honour?” and looks at how the crime of honour killing could be brought to an end.
Using animation, it illustrates the concept of honour and how this has historically led to inhumane practices. It argues that what is needed is not a change in the law but a change in the way of thinking. And how could this be brought about?
First, only with respect for traditions and an understanding that this is not a religious issue or an issue of just one culture. Honour killing is compared to the practice of footbinding, finally wiped out in just one generation by a change in thinking. Also the practice of duelling, once seen as honourable but later as shameful.
There is a group which proclaims “There is no honour in honour killing.”
A very concise and optimistic film which makes its point well.Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2012
If you like this, try:Saving Face