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Love Marriage in Kabul


Abdul is in love with Fatemeh, the girl next door. The two have been exchanging romantic letters for over a year and hope to marry one day. But Fatemeh’s father has other plans – he has decided to marry her off to anyone who can offer a large sum of money as her dowry.
When Mahboba Rawi, a strong-willed Afghan-Australian woman, hears the story, she is concerned about the couple’s possible fate, and the outcome Fatemeh’s a forced marriage. She is determined to make the marriage happen but she only has one month and limited resources.


  • FilmInk
    A film which transcends genre ... empathetic and compassionate, yet not sentimental.
  • Urban Cinefile
    This is a film with a big heart; beyond the central story of forbidden love and its obstacles, we become intricately involved in the unique life and customs of Afghanistan
  • Alan Berliner
    Noteworthy for its compelling and captivating storytelling, its extreme sensitivity to the nuances of Afghan history, culture, and tradition, and the fact that it never loses sight of it's real subject – the enduring power of love

Festival Participation

  • Byron Bay International Film Festival - 2015
  • Festival International de Programme Audiovisual (FIPA), Biarritz - 2015
  • Minneapolis & St Paul Intl Film Festival - 2015
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham - 2015
  • Silk Road Film Festival, Ireland
  • Mostly British Film Festival, San Francisco
  • Persian Film Festival, Sydney
  • Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
  • Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York
  • Sydney Film Festival
    Audience Award
  • Canberra International Film Festival
    Best Documentary

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