The story of Samia Shahid is one equally as dramatic as it is tragic – murdered for love follows an life and events leading up to the murder of the Bradford based beautician in June 2016.
Following her divorce from her first cousin, Shahid had remarried and moved to Dubai, causing a significant gulf between her and her family – something largely attributed as the primary motive behind her murder. While the case was originally dismissed as a suicide, the intervention of Bradford MP Naz Shah – describing the case as an honour killing to the prime minister of Pakistan – resulted in an official investigation which found her father and her 1st husband guilty of involvement in the murder.
The documentary features the first interview of Shahid’s second husband, Syed Mukhtar Kazim, since her death almost two years ago and revolves around the testimonies of a number of the victim’s close friends. However with the victim’s father released due to a lack of evidence and her ex- husband denying any involvement, the documentary asks: has justice really been done for Samia Shahid?