Smothered
United States of America (US), 2014, 12 minutes
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Smothered Synopsis

A young Pakistani housewife is forced to live as an object of servitude in a suburban household in America. Her husband Safiq, an orthodox Muslim, is a violent and abusive nightmare she has to face everyday.

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Reviewed by bennydelacruz
Domestic violence is not merely a family dilemma but a social problem too, especially when there is a child or children involved. Growing up in a household with violence and... more
Domestic violence is not merely a family dilemma but a social problem too, especially when there is a child or children involved. Growing up in a household with violence and hate will either make a child into an abuser when he grows up one way or another. It’s a cycle. And in the film, the mother sought out a solution to stop the cycle and save her son. Her methods were unorthodox which gives the twist to the story.
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  • Domestic violence is a social issue with personal impact.  As hateful the husband is in the film, I am sure he too was a victim of violence and this became his norm or standard.

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  • Domestic violence is a social issue with personal impact.  As hateful the husband is in the film, I am sure he too was a victim of violence and this became his norm or standard.
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  • the film tackles one of the  diseases  in society today, domestic violence. 

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  • the film tackles one of the  diseases  in society today, domestic violence. 
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