Social issues - Completed 2009

Abused by her family, forced into marriage, raped, pregnant at 13 then hunted down for violating her family’s honour. This is the shocking, compelling true story of Sameem Ali’s struggle to break free from her past and fight back against her upbringing.

& Awards

Expresion en Corto International Film Festival 2012
Special Jury Award
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Social issues, True Story, Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 15 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alex TWEDDLE
    • Producer(s)
    • Alex TWEDDLE (Angry Man Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • Abandoned by her parents, Sameem 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 realized she wasn't there on holiday. Aged just thirteen, Sameem was forced to marry a complete stranger and raped on her wedding night. 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 recounts the shocking life of Sameem and her struggle to break free from her past and fight back against her upbringing.