The Stoning of Soraya M. will be released in cinemas throughout The Netherlands on September 29th. This drama by director Cyrus Nowrasteh is set in 1986 Iran. The French journalist Freidoune Sahebjam is traveling through Iran when his car breaks down in a small village. A local woman named Zahra approaches him. She tells him of the sad story of her cousin Soraya, a young woman who becomes the victim of false accusations, corruption and the grim Sharia-law. The film was screened on the Movies that Matter festival in 2009.