DirecTV Documentary Series “Something to Talk About” Launches Women’s Rights Film: “Honor Diaries”

Film Sparks Movement to Stop “Honor Violence” Against Women and Girls

New York City – The powerful and inspiring new documentary film HONOR DIARIES – premiering on December 5th on DirecTV – is the first film to break the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls.

WHAT: DirecTV documentary series “Something to Talk About” premiere of “Honor Diaries”
WHEN: Thursday, December 5, 2013 (time: TBA)
WHERE: Channel TBA (Clips available now at

Premiering alongside the Sean Penn-featured documentary “Haiti Untold” and “JFK: A President Betrayed,”
Honor Diaries features a cast of women’s rights activists, including New York Times Bestselling author Ayaan Hirsi Ali. “In male-dominated cultures, like Saudi Arabia, women and girls are treated like property, forced into marriage, and suffer female genital mutilation,” said Ayaan Hirsi Ali. “In Honor Diaries, I am proud to join these courageous women to speak the truth; that culture is no excuse for abuse.”

Honor Diaries is the first film to break the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls,” said Paula Kweskin, Honor Diaries producer and international human rights lawyer. “More than a movie, Honor Diaries is a movement to save women and girls around the world, and here in America, from human rights abuses.”

Honor Diaries brings together a diverse coalition of human rights groups to champion this important cause, including: Women’s Voices Now, the AHA Foundation, All Afghan Women’s Union, Alliance of Iranian Women, American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Congress of Racial Equality, Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, Girls’ Globe, Tehrik-e-Niswan (The Women’s Movement of Pakistan) and more.

“When women suffer in silence, they suffer alone, and their suffering grows,” said Raheel Raza, President of The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow and co-star of Honor Diaries. “Only when women come together and break the silence can this suffering end. On DirecTV on December 5th (time: TBA), Honor Diaries will break the silence on behalf of all women and girls.”

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