Episode 1 – And God created the Man…
At the heart of Latin cultures is a disease called Machismo, that gives men power over women. In extreme circumstances it can lead to murder, but even amongst the attitudes of men, who are completely unaware, we reveal attitudes that demonstrate there is a long way to go before we achieve equality.
Episode 2 – Once Upon a Time
How is it to be a young girl in Latin societies today? We delve in to the world of children and young adults – are they embracing the stereotypes of generations gone by, or forging a new path? The answer is both.
Episode 3 – Survivors
In this third episode we hear the stories of the older generation, women who have suffered – for the most part in silence – at the hands of men, and with the complicity of the culture and the state.
Episode 4 – Till death separates us
And now we hear from the men. Introspective men reflecting on what masculinity means to them, others trying to create a more equal society and those with regrets. Men with violent pasts – both physical and psychological – exploring how they became what they are.
In the Name of Honour exposes frightening cases of ‘honour’ killings – the killing of a relative, especially a girl or woman, who is perceived to have brought dishonour on the family – from India, Jordan and Palestinian Territories. Hindu, Muslim and Christian families all share the tragic experiences that wrecked their lives.
In this part verité / part investigative documentary, director Pawel Gula proves there is no honour in killing. The film juxtaposes horrific news footage with insights from the families of victims whose lives have been irreparably damaged and the killers who are still debating the consequences of their actions. Broader commentary from officials and activists fighting this horrific tradition combine to create a comprehensive picture of this brutal, hidden practice.
In the Name of Honour from Sideways Film on Vimeo.
Three girls die before their 21st birthdays. Kayleigh, 19, a victim in a fatal car accident; Amber, 16, bullied into taking her own life; and Jenna, 20, lost a fight with a rare disease. Soon after, their stories go viral and the world is given access to their lives and deaths.
Kayleigh wrote a bucket list that was shared the world over after her death, inspiring thousands of strangers to live her dreams. Amber seemed to have it all, her suicide sent shockwaves through her small town, questions are asked and a portrait of online bullying and torment emerge. Jenna is diagnosed with a disease so rare that doctors didn’t know how to treat it, turning to social media to find support and raise awareness, her campaign ‘Get Me to 21’ makes her a star, and saves lives but sadly not her own.
Timelines is a documentary about three young girls who lived and died on the internet, a story about grief in the digital age and how personas are shaped online. And for the families the question remains, how do you say goodbye, when death goes viral?
Timelines from Sideways Film on Vimeo.