Information & Cultural Exchange’s Point of View series is back to challenge and create a space for lively discussion. Point of View – Love, Afghan Style will screen the award winning documentary, ‘Love Marriage In Kabul’, followed by a Q&A with the film’s director and a panel of speakers from the Afghan community.
Point of View aims to start a conversation. In this instance Love, Afghan Style focuses on forging intergenerational dialogue around consent, power, relationships and tradition. It’s a chance for everyday Afghans to speak about how they negotiate their complex worlds, particularly love and marriage.
Amin Palangi – Director, Love Marriage In Kabul
Mahboba Rawi – Director of charity, Mahboba’s Promise
Amrit Versha – Community educator and human rights advocate
Razia Ebrahimi – Afghan community member
Shawkat Ali – Afghan community member
When: 5.30pm, Tuesday 6th October 2015
Where: Information and Cultural Exchange, 8 Victoria Rd, Parramatta. (Cnr Villiers St)
RSVP: Gold Coin Donation| Seats are limited, book by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Love Marriage In Kabul’, 2014, Amin Palangi
Mahboba Rawi is a strong-willed Afghan-Australian woman who has dedicated her life to help orphans in Afghanistan. She is the founder of Mahboba’s Promise and a mother figure for thousands of orphans and widows currently supported by her programs. Abdul, one of these orphans, is in love with Fatemeh, the girl next door. The two have been exchanging romantic letters for almost a year and hope to marry each other 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.
This project was funded by Screen NSW