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6 items from 2011

Summer Doc Series: Love Crimes of Kabul

11 July 2011 5:48 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

They wouldn’t be there if they weren’t guilty. That’s the prevailing mindset of almost everyone in Love Crimes of Kabul, even the women who find themselves in jail in Afghanistan’s capital. In the documentary, director Tanaz Eshaghian gets out of the way to let the stories of three women in Badam Bagh Women’s Prison speak [...] »

- Cole Abaius

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‘Love Crimes of Kabul’: Meet the Sex Outlaws of Afghanistan

11 July 2011 4:00 PM, PDT | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

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Filmmaker Tanaz Eshaghian says Westerners haven’t gotten the real story about the life of women in Afghanistan.

“Westerners assume, whether unconsciously or consciously, that there’s this nation where the women are just sitting around being miserable, quiet, downtrodden, sad,” she says, remembering her time in Afghanistan. “You forget that these are human beings. No one just sits around being quiet and sad, anywhere.”

Iranian-born Eshaghian, the Emmy-nominated director of the 2008 documentary “Be Like Others, »

- Nick Andersen

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HBO Documentary Films Summer Series Continues With Love Crimes Of Kabul

8 July 2011 2:24 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

And so the HBO Documentary Films summer series continues. We’ve already seen a handful of provocative films including Bobby Fischer Against the World, A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt, Sex Crimes Unit and more, and on Monday, July 11th at 9:00pm Et/Pt, it’ll be Love Crimes of Kabul‘s turn to join the ranks. Directed by Tanaz Eshaghian, Love Crimes of Kabul covers life in Kabul, Afghanistan nine years after the fall of the Taliban. Even with the oppressive regime out of the picture, Sharia Family Law’s strict policies are still in effect, resulting in many women serving time in Badam Bagh Women’s Prison for offenses like running away »

- Perri Nemiroff

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2011 Human Rights Watch Int'l Film Festival

23 May 2011 10:00 AM, PDT | TribecaFilm.com | See recent Tribeca Film news »

Once again, the Tribeca Film Festival is partnering with Human Rights Watch and the Film Society of Lincoln Center to present two features in this year's Human Rights Watch International Film Festival: If a Tree Falls (Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman) and Love Crimes of Kabul (Tanaz Eshaghian). The 22nd Annual Human Rights Watch International Film Festival will be held from June 16 to 30. Now in its 14th year at at FilmLinc's Walter Reade Theatre, it's a terrific festival for those of you - and who in NYC isn't? - interested in global issues of fairness, justice, and, the human capacity for resilience. This year's highlights include an opening night fundraiser for Human Rights Watch, featuring the highly-anticipated Bosnia thriller The Whistleblower, starring Rachel Weisz (tickets here); the entertaining biodoc tribute to Harry Belafonte, Sing Your Song (which played at Tff 2011); and a special tribute to filmmaker/war photojournalist Tim Hetherington »

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival, June 16-30

13 May 2011 1:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

 The 2011 Human Rights Watch Film Festival  Co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center

June 16-30 at the Walter Reade Theater Program of 19 Films from 12 Countries . including 17 New York Premieres

Now in its 22nd year, the 2011 Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to New York with an extraordinary program of films set to inspire, inform and spark debate. A co-presentation of Human Rights Watch and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the festival will run from June 16 to 30 at the Film Society.s Walter Reade Theater. Nineteen of the best human rights themed films from 12 countries will be screened, 17 of them New York premieres. A majority of the filmmakers will be on hand after the screenings to discuss their films with the audience.

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival program this year is organized around four themes: Truth, Justice and Accountability; Times of Conflict and Responses to Terrorism; Human Dignity, »

- Melissa Howland

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