Mein Herz sieht die Welt schwarz : eine Liebe in Kabul = War and love in Kabul /

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Imprint:Brooklyn, N.Y. : Icarus Films, c2009.
Description:1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Language:Undetermined
Subject:Families.
Manners and customs.
Marriage.
Families -- Afghanistan -- Kabul.
Marriage -- Afghanistan -- Kabul.
Afghanistan -- Kabul.
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Social life and customs.
Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Format: DVD Video
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8127053
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Varying Form of Title:Title on container: War and love in Kabul
Title on DVD: Love and warin Kabul
Other authors / contributors:Reidemeister, Helga.
Solomun, Zoran.
Ohne Gepäck (Firm)
Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
Südwestrundfunk (Germany)
Icarus Films.
Notes:Cinematography, Lars Barthel ; editing, Marzia Mete.
Shaima and Hossein and families.
DVD.
In undetermined Afghan language; credits in German; subtitles in English.
Summary:Hossein and Shaima, who have known and loved each other since childhood, were seperated as teenagers by war in Afghanistan. Today, reunited in Kabul, they remain deeply in love, but their relationship is socially and religiously prohibited. Hossein, young and jobless in the late Nineties, was paid to fight with the Taliban and a war injury left his legs paralyzed. He is now handicapped, and unable to work. Shaima was sold in marriage to a man forty years her senior, by whom she had a child, but since the dowry remained unpaid, her father brought her back home to live with her five year old child. War and love in Kabul, a deliberately paced observational documentary, reveals their dilemma through interviews with Hossein and Shaima, and members of their respective families, each representing a different eithnic group, who object to the relationship because of their loyalty to ancient tribal laws and family notions of honor and pride. Indeed, the lovers live under the threat of violent revenge by male members of both families. The film also discusses the prospects of marriage for Shaima's sisters within a culture in which daughters are virtually bought and sold, a tradition in which they are unable to pursue their own romantic desires, but must submit to a marriage arranged by their father. War and love in Kabul thus reveals the broader context of family life in a deeply traditional society, one in which the chances of personal happiness are very small -- Container.

Regenstein, 2nd and 3rd Floor Video/DVD Collection

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Call Number: DVD HQ666.6.Z9K335 2009
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