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24 Ratings

Forbidden Lie$

Directed by Anna Broinowski
Australia, 2007


A dramatized documentary investigating accusations that “Forbidden Love” author Norma Khouri made up her biographical tale of a Muslim friend who was killed for dating a Christian.

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Forbidden Lie$ Directed by Anna Broinowski

Awards & Festivals

AACTA International Awards

2007 | 2 wins including: Best Documentary

2007 | 2 nominations including: Best Direction in a Documentary

Critics reviews

While it unfolds as a particularly enthralling “current affairs” story, Forbidden Lie$ plays right at the edges of documentary form. Taking full advantage of digital techniques, Broinowski embeds images within multiple screens and cheekily overdubs unreal sound effects.
September 01, 2009
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What are people saying?

  • pivic's rating of the film Forbidden Lie$

    Absolutely stunning documentary about Norma Khouri, a woman who claimed to have written an account of a woman who was the victim of an honour-killing in Jordan. Problem is, some of Khouri's statements were revealed as false by a journalist. Since then, Broinowski has made this beautiful attempt to unveil what really happened. Wonderful editing, and Broinowski's way of framing Khouri is brilliant. More than "Catfish".

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