The stoning of Soraya M

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Santa Monica, Calif. : LionsGate, [2009].
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1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 
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Santa Monica, Calif. : LionsGate, [2009].


General Note
Based on a true story from the book by Freidoune Sahebjam.
General Note
Bonus features: commentary with director Cyrus Nowrasteh and Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh; commentary with crew Stephen A. Marinaccio II, Judy Rhee, Jane Anderson and Sierra Robinson; "The making of The stoning of Soraya M." featurette; theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits
Costumes designed by Jane Anderson ; music by John Debney ; edited by Geoffrey Rowland, David Handman ; production design by Judy Rhee ; co-producers, Deborah Aquila, Todd Burns ; co-executive producers, David Segel, Tina Segel, Ken Ferguson ; director of photography, Joel Ransom ; executive producers, Diane Hendricks, Thomas J. Papa.
Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mozhan Marnò, Navid Negahban, David Diaan, Ali Pourtash, Vida Ghahremani, Vachik Mangassarian, Parviz Sayyad, Jim Caviezel.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
When a journalist is stranded in her remote village, Zahra takes a bold chance to reveal what the villagers will stop at nothing to keep hidden. Thus begins the remarkable story of what happened to Soraya, a kind-spirited woman whose bad marriage leads her cruel, divorce-seeking husband to trump up false charges of infidelity, which carry an unimaginable penalty.
Target Audience
MPAA Rating: R.
System Details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1.
In Farsi with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Audience Choice Award, Toronto International Film Festival


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Nowrasteh, C., Ransom, J., Hendricks, D., Papa, T. J., McEveety, S., Shepherd, J., Nowrasteh, B. G., Aghdashloo, S., Marnò, M., Ghahremani, V., Ṣayyād, P., Caviezel, J., Anderson, J., Debney, J., Rowland, G., Handman, D., Rhee, J., & Sahebjam, F. (2009). The stoning of Soraya M . LionsGate.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cyrus, Nowrasteh et al.. 2009. The Stoning of Soraya M. LionsGate.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cyrus, Nowrasteh et al.. The Stoning of Soraya M LionsGate, 2009.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Nowrasteh, Cyrus,, et al. The Stoning of Soraya M LionsGate, 2009.

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