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Love Crimes of Kabul, Dir: Tanaz Eshaghian, 2011

Love Crimes of Kabul

23 Mar 2012

Jailed for running away from home to escape abuse, for allegations of adultery, and other "moral crimes," the women of Afghanistan's Badum Bagh prison band together to fight for their freedom. The film follows three young prisoners as they go to trial, revealing the pressures and
paradoxes women in Afghanistan face today, and the dangerous consequences of refusing to fit into society's norms. Their defiant actions come to be seen as threats to the very fabric of society, and their acts of self-determination as illegal.

Will life outside prison enable these women to experience the freedom they desire? Filmmaker Tanaz Eshaghian brings us into the lives of these "outsiders," and we watch as teenage romantics learn to become steely-eyed negotiators in an effort to secure their future, brokering their freedom with courage, charm and skill.

Please note: Director Tanaz Eshaghian will unfortunately no longer be able to attend Love Crimes of Kabul on 23 March due to medical reasons - the screening however will go ahead as planned. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. The screening will now be introduced by Paula Beegan from the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

Tanaz Eshaghian, Afghanistan/US 2011, Dari and Pashto with English subtitles, 71mins, 18 cert

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