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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Forbidden Lie$
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'In July 2004, Norma Khouri, best-selling author of 'Forbidden Love', was exposed as a fake. She'd won fame and fortune as a Jordanian virgin with a fatwah on her head for her campaign against honour killings. But she was really Norma Bagain, an alleged Chicago con artist on the run from the FBI for $1 million of fraud. Spinning murder, greed and literary scandal into a web that entangles us all, FORBIDDEN LIE$ is a real-life thriller for our time.'

Source: Screen Australia.

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Reel Lives : Aussie Doco Portraits 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 21 September 2018;
Remediating the Hoax Gillian Whitlock , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , September vol. 26 no. 69 2011; (p. 349-367)
'In 2004 Norma Khouri's bestselling story of honour killing, Forbidden Love (2003), was revealed to be a hoax. Unexpectedly, in the aftermath of the hoax the fate of Khouri and her book became the subject of a major feminist documentary film by Anna Broinowski, Forbidden Lie$ (2007). The film offers a rigorous consideration of the hoax and its importance in debates about the politics and ethics of transnational and cross-cultural feminist engagements with narratives of distant suffering now. The film reincarnates the hoaxer into a renewed vivid presence, that opens possibilities for thinking about (and with) the hoax and, at the same time, raises questions about the ethics of feminist campaigns against honour killing.' Source: Gillian Whitlock.
Finding Humanity in the Book of Lies Tim Kroenert , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 11 April vol. 18 no. 7 2008;

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski , 2007 single work film/TV
'Lost Dog' Has Its Day 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 1 2008; (p. 8)
A View of Forbidden Territory Anna Broinowski , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 May 2008; (p. 17)
The Lying Game Rodney Chester , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 - 2 September 2007; (p. 8)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski , 2007 single work film/TV
ArtsFilm Phil Brown , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 12 - 18 September no. 653 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski , 2007 single work film/TV
The Lying Game Craig Mathieson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 September vol. 125 no. 6587 2007; (p. 54)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski , 2007 single work film/TV
Dangerous Secrets Adrian Martin , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 September 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski , 2007 single work film/TV ; The Bet Caroline Gerard , 2007 single work film/TV
Made-Up Memoir Doco Truly Memorable Rob Lowing , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 September 2007; (p. 16)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski , 2007 single work film/TV
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 June 2006; (p. 30)
Reel Thing: Sex, Lies and Literary Fraud Caroline Overington , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 29 January 2007; (p. 3)
Forbidden Lies Kathy Marks , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Canbarra Times , 20 February 2007; (p. 3)
Caught in the Con Caroline Overington , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 February 2007; (p. 6)
Film on My Life is Wrong : Khouri Caroline Overington , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 February 2007; (p. 7)
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