Love Marriage in Kabul follows the incredible journey of Australian-Afghan, Mahboba Rawi, the founder of Mahboba’s Promise, as she passionately negotiates and challenges old traditions to make a love marriage happen in Kabul.
A strong-willed woman, Mahboba has dedicated her life to helping orphans, widows and schooling girls in Afghanistan. She is the mother figure for thousands of orphans she has rescued. Abdul, one of these orphans, 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. Devastated, Abdul is hoping when Mahboba arrives for her yearly trip to Kabul, that she will help him again. When Mahboba hears the story, she is very concerned about Abdul, and Fatemeh’s possible fate in a forced marriage, She is determined to make the marriage happen between Abdul and Fatemeh.
Love Marriage in Kabul, has been winner of audience award in Sydney Film Festival, finalist of the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism, winner of best documentary award in Canberra International Film Festival and in the official Selection of Melbourne International Film Festival and Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels.
Watch the official trailer here.