Mahershala Ali’s Oscar opened doors

Mahershala Ali reveals how his first Oscar (for “Moonlight”) opened new doors for him, including securing his role in road-trip drama, “Green Book,” for which he won his second best supporting actor Academy Award. (Feb. 25)

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Adam Driver calls Oscar nomination ‘surreal’

(28 Jan 2019) Adam Driver says that being nominated for an Academy Award for “BlacKkKlansman’ in the company of director Spike Lee and his collaborators is “surreal.” (Jan. 28)

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Juliette Binoche: If a film doesn’t touch you, why make it?

Juliette Binoche, the actress who won an Academy Award for “The English Patient,” has never been interested in mainstream parts. She famously turned down an offer from Steven Spielberg to be in “Jurassic Park.” She says a film role needs to make you feel something. (July 6)

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Oscar class of 2018 meet for star-stuffed lunch

Mary J. Blige, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Timothee Chalamet are among the first to arrive to the annual luncheon for Academy Award nominees. (Feb. 6)

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Oscar nominees strike a pose

This year’s crop of Academy Award nominees, including Gary Oldman, Meryl Streep, Margot Robbie and Daniel Kaluuya, pose for the traditional “class photo” during the annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills. (Feb. 6)

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Crime and Punishment in Pakistan (Extra Scene From ‘The Kohistan Story: Killing for Honor’)

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In May 2012, a grainy cellphone video emerged in a remote and deeply conservative village in northern Pakistan. The video showed four young women singing and clapping in a room as two young men danced to the music. The village elders saw the celebration as a blatant defiance of strict tribal customs that separate men and women at gatherings, and a decree was issued for those in the video and their families to be killed as their actions were deemed ‘dishonorable.’

The women and one of their sisters, aged just 12, were allegedly imprisoned for a month and tortured before being killed. The men went into hiding but three of their brothers were shot dead.

Every year, nearly a thousand people are known to be killed in the name of honor in Pakistan. Many more go unreported, considered a part of everyday life — but the killings in Kohistan became national news after the surviving brother of the victims made it his mission to seek justice. VICE News host Hani Taha travels to Pakistan to meet Afzal Kohistani to investigate one of the country’s most perplexing honor killing cases, three years on.

Produced by Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Saad Zuberi, VICE News finds out some of the grimmest truths about the pervasive culture of so-called honor killings in the region.

In this extra scene, VICE News travels to Karachi, Pakistan, to talk to prominent human rights activist and lawyer Maliha Zia about loopholes in the legal system that help perpetrators of honor-related crimes escape justice. She highlights the legislative changes needed to reduce the number of honor killings in the country.

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The Kohistan Story: Killing for Honor

In May 2012, a grainy cellphone video emerged in a remote and deeply conservative village in northern Pakistan. The video showed four young women singing and clapping in a room as two young men danced to the music. The village elders saw the celebration as a blatant defiance of strict tribal customs that separate men and women at gatherings, and a decree was issued for those in the video and their families to be killed as their actions were deemed ‘dishonorable.’

The women and one of their sisters, aged just 12, were allegedly imprisoned for a month and tortured before being killed. The men went into hiding but three of their brothers were shot dead.

Every year, nearly a thousand people are known to be killed in the name of honor in Pakistan. Many more go unreported, considered a part of everyday life — but the killings in Kohistan became national news after the surviving brother of the victims made it his mission to seek justice. VICE News host Hani Taha travels to Pakistan to meet Afzal Kohistani to investigate one of the country’s most perplexing honor killing cases, three years on.

Produced by Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Saad Zuberi, VICE News finds out some of the grimmest truths about the pervasive culture of so-called honor killings in the region.

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