Shame plays at Southern Circuit Film Series

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Update September 7: The showing was moved to Sunday, August 7, at 8 p.m. because of Tropical Storm Hanna.

Update September 4: Word is the showing's been canceled because of Hanna.

Shame, by Mohammed Nagvi, will play in Charleston as part of the Southern Circuit Film Series. The film deals with a tribal custom of "honor for honor" in a Pakistan village.

Here's a bit about the film from the festival:
In the summer of 2002, in a remote village of Pakistan, thirty-year-old Mukhtaran Mai’s life changed when the village tribal council sanctioned a punishment against her for a crime allegedly committed by her younger brother.

Following the tribal custom of “honor for honor,” Mai was gang-raped and then publicly paraded around as an example. Her family cowered in shame. The village shunned her. Normally, the only recourse for such a woman would be suicide. Instead, Mai set out to seek justice and shook the very core of Pakistan’s decaying judicial system. Naqvi’s compelling documentary beautifully portrays Mai's tragic journey and redemptive transformation into a human rights icon and a local leader for social change. “Shame” has received numerous awards, including a Television Academy Honor presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

8 p.m. Friday, September 5 at the Simons Center for the Arts, room 309, at 54 St. Philip Street.

Nagvi will be available for a Q&A after the showing.

Thanks to the Charleston City Paper for tipping us off.