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2015 High Falls Film Festival

Honor Diaries – with Audience Q&A

Directed by Micah Smith

USA / 2014 / Documentary Feature Film / 1 hour 1 mins / Arabic, Englsih with English subtitles

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Honor Diaries

The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman Museum
Sunday, November 15, 2015 4:30 pm



Filmmaker Raheel Raza will conduct Q&A after the screening. Raza is the President of the Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow and an author, professional speaker, and founder of Forum 4 Learning, which promotes learning in the fields of cultural and religious diversity and interfaith harmony.


About the film: We’ve all heard the horror stories from male-dominated cultures, like Saudi Arabia: forced marriages for young girls, female genital mutilation, “honor” killings. Now, for the first time on film, an international group of women’s-rights champions break the silence and reveal their efforts to fight against these injustices and for women’s rights everywhere. Honor Diaries features nine courageous women with roots in Muslim-majority societies speaking out about the abuses they’ve endured and their work to create change. More than a film, Honor Diaries is part of a growing movement, and has already had an impact worldwide, including in the United Kingdom and United States.

Synopsis written by Sid Rosenzweig

This film is recommended for audiences 13+
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Our community partner for the Honor Diaries is the Rochester Jewish Film Festival

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Director's Bio

Micah Smith is an award winning narrative and documentary filmmaker. His films have screened in over 40 festivals on five continents. Smith graduated from the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts.


Writer, Producer: Paula Kweskin
Producer: Heidi Basch-Harod

Dates & Times

Honor Diaries

The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman Museum
Sunday, November 15, 2015 4:30 pm


Jane August