Love Crimes of Kabul is an intimate portrait of three young Afghan women accused of committing "moral crimes" such as premarital sex and running away from home. Director Tanaz Eshaghian was granted rare access inside Badam Bagh Prison in Kabul, Afghanistan where we meet several of the women awaiting trial. Among these women are a 20-year-old who is pregnant after having premarital sex; a 23-year-old who ran away from a violent home; and an 18-year-old who fell in love with her neighbor and stands accused of sleeping with him. As we follow them from prison to trial, we discover the pressures and paradoxes that women in Afghanistan face today - and the dangerous consequences when they refuse to fit in.
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Love Crimes of Kabul
Sioux Falls Feminists endorse Love Crimes of Kabul for showing us that in the Middle East women are punished for "moral crimes," while the men go free.