"Act of Dishonour is a film about dreams. A dream in the past, in the present and in the future. At the same time, the film is set in a transitional period. The transition from tradition to modernity, from the early days after the Taliban and the passage of decades of people's internal strife with these changes. The film also shows the West's lack of understanding of Afghanistan's traditions and its struggle to change society in a positive way. I wish the filmmaker would come back after twenty years and see the changes. Changes that may have been small but made with the blood of every single person who died to change." - Zohra Zahir
Zohra Zahir is the co-host of Navaye Ashena, a Persian language show on CJTR, and also the new Vice President of the station. Her education and experience are a mix of many things. She is a poet and a translator in her spare time. Last year she was a manager at a children's magazine in Afghanistan. Finally love of science makes up most of her time. Zohra has a Master of Science in Genetics and currently is a graduate student at the University of Regina.
Set in the northern region of Afghanistan, this feature drama tells the story of a young bride-to-be who strays from local customs after befriending an Afghan-Canadian translator. Part lament against injustice, part testament to the spirit of a people who have survived decades of war, this film is a compelling drama in which East and West, love and honour, modernity and custom clash with tragic consequences.