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Friday, July 08, 2011

'Love Crimes of Kabul' - coming out July 11th

A documentary about three women imprisoned for 'moral crimes' is coming out July 11th on HBO.  I'm looking forward to seeing it!  The only synopsis I can find is a little cheesy, but here it is from

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 that 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. This HBO Documentary Film premieres on HBO on July 11, 2011.

Also, here is the official website for the documentary.  HBO - Love Crimes of Kabul

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