Hard to Die

DVD screening

This video installation is part of Restore Hope, a longterm documentary project which questions the paradoxical reality of life on the fringes of death. The video examines the tradition of honorary killings by focusing on individual women who were forced to leave their homes in order to avoid death. Without narration, we follow a string of personal first-hand testimonies of women who have chosen life. Honorary killings are not based on religion as much as on tradition which is still very much alive. From Turkey, Pakistan, and India to the USA and Canada. The footage was shot in Germany, where these individuals found refuge. Although honorary killings are considered a crime in several countries, their victims do not always survive and the perpetrators – family members – often go unpunished. 

Organized by: City of Women
In collaboration with: Alkatraz Gallery
With the support of: Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Ljubljana

Date and time of event: 
Oct 17th 19:00 - Oct 30th 19:00
Place of event: 
Alkatraz Gallery
opening Friday 17th October, 7 p.m.
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