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This documentary takes viewers inside one of the worlds most restricted environments - an afghan women's' prison. Through the prisoners own stories we explore how moral crimes are used to control women in Afghanistan.

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This documentary takes viewers inside one of the worlds most restricted environments - an afghan women's' prison. Through the prisoners own stories we explore how moral crimes are used to control women in Afghanistan.

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Future outside prison?
20 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Afghanistan. One woman is in prison for six years because of murder. Another is there for 15 years, because she ran away from home. That's reality, but it also seems to be more freedom behind bars than in front of them. The women don't risk to get killed.

A very strong documentary. We meet many kinds of previous lives and different characters. Some women are in prison together with their children. Another is close to her boyfriend who also is a moral convict, but on the other side of the wall. The female guardians sometimes are attacked, but mostly its about sisterhood in a very special society.

Touching, very human, much closeness. To be strongly recommended.


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