Image from the documentary "Love Crimes of Kabul" which screens on Friday, January 20, 7:00 pm at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Description: 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. Directed by Tanaz Eshaghian.
Published on January 18, 2012