'Banaz - A Love Story' directed by Deeyah Khan is a harrowing and powerful documentary about honour killings that won the Emmy for 'Best International Current Affairs Film' in 2013. Honour killings are not solely perpetrated by one culture or religion. It can happen to any woman in any community where 'honour' is upheld by sacrificing the lives of women who chose to live and deviate from the rules that their community expect them to conform to. It is startling that she went to the authorities multiple times and was not taken seriously. As Victor Temple, QC said in the documentary, 'I think the fact that 'honour' [killing] is a total misnomer. There is no honour in any of this. The law has a word for it. It's murder.'

Everyone pretends to be normal and be your friend. But underneath everyone is living some other life you don’t know about. If we only had a camera on us, at all times, we could watch each other’s tapes and find out what each of us is really like.

James Franco (via onlinecounsellingcollege)