Staring at the Sun. Things out of Focus
The film 'Kamienna cisza' (The Stone silence) directed by Krzysztof Kopczynski describes the events surrounding the execution a woman (the information provided by the BBC spoke of stoning her to death), accused of infidelity in Afghanistan in 2005. The makers of the film try to reach the truth of what exactly happened and why, but the truth, on various levels, remains vague. The author of the text maintains that the most interesting part of the film, is the portrayal of the other family, the parent of Karim (a single man engaged in the relationship with the woman concerned), who by refusing to accept the judgment pronounced by the community on their son, are forced to deal with all kinds of sanctions. It is a portrayal of a family dealing with a crisis of values, shown on the edge, a borderline of conflicting norms and laws, and on the borderline of the local and the global.
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