Love Crimes of Kabul

In this intimate and immersive portrayal of Afghan society and its treatment of women, the Emmy-nominated director Tanaz Esaghian goes where few journalists have ever been: Kabul's Badam Bagh Women's Prison. There she discovers the heartbreaking stories of its “moral prisoners,” who have been given lengthy prison sentences for premarital sex, running away from home, or adultery. Esaghian gains unprecedented access to the Afghan judicial system, and to those imprisoned for “crimes” barely noticed in other countries. The light-hearted yet absolute candor of these women is tinged by the anger, resentment, and proud sense of rebellion that is justifiably theirs.

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