In A Separation, Farhadi also shows one way in which the possibility of diyya, what we call â€˜Blood Moneyâ€™ works. Diyya is a form of restorative justice, though the English name for it is somewhat pejorative, and despite the fact that it is an ancient practice, it is not considered when we â€˜civilizedâ€™ Westerners look for models of restorative justice. In one of Farhadiâ€™s previous films, Beautiful City, and in this one, he uses this practice to bring out the dynamics between his characters in a very stark manner. In the real world, the practice empowers the plaintiff and the accused to make their own peace rather than leaving all power with the state.
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