Honour Me

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Honour Me
Directed by Alex Tweddle
Produced by Alex Tweddle
Written by Sameem Ali & Alex Tweddle
Starring Sameem Ali
Music by Moritz Schmittat
Cinematography James Buck
Edited by Nick McCahearty
Distributed by The UK Film Council & Screen East (Worldwide)
Release date
October 2008 (2008-10)
Running time
15 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Honour Me is a 2008 British documentary film produced and directed by Alex Tweddle for Screen East and the UK Film Council.

Abandoned by her parents, Sameem Ali spent six and a half years growing up in a children's home. When she was told that her family wanted to take her back she couldn't wait to start her new life with them. Instead, she returned to a dirty house where she was subjected to endless chores. Her mother began to beat her and her unhappiness drove her to self-harm. So Sameem was excited when she boarded a plane with her mother to visit Pakistan for the first time. It was only after they arrived in her family's village that she realised she wasn't there on holiday. Aged just thirteen, Sameem was forced to marry a complete stranger.

When pregnant, two months later, she was made to return to the UK where she suffered further abuse from her family. After finding true love, Sameem fled the violence at home and escaped to Manchester with her young son. She believed she had put her horrific experiences behind her, but was unprepared for the consequences of violating her family's honour.

Honour Me is the true story of Sameem's struggle to break free from her past and fight back against her upbringing.

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