Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Steve McVeety loves a challenge

After making a roaring success over the world's most controversial film, "The Passion of the Christ", McVeety takes on "The Stoning of Soraya M." another important, yet distressingly violent film.
"We had to keep toning it down so that people could bear it," says McEveety. "It was far worse originally. But there were people who wanted us to tone it down even more than we did."Yet McEveety felt it was critical to depict Soraya's killing graphically so that audiences would leave the theater outraged. "You can't tone it down too much, or you do an injustice to the crime," he says. But he doesn't want people to be angry at the Islamic faith; rather, he wants to stop stoning around the world, even as it is . What's more, McEveety wants people who see the film to cease being passive witnesses to injustice in any form".
Read here about why he feels that this film and it's message must be shared.
HT LA Times

1 comment:

Amy Wagner said...

I saw The Stoning of Soraya M a month ago. It's excellent. The actresses portraying Soraya and her aunt are amazing. (Who are they?) While the producer may not feel he is targeting Islam, per se, the sobering fact remains that places where sharia law is in effect are the same places where death by stoning occurs.