Project Description

Australia, Afghanistan | Documentary | 90 min | 2014

Mahboba Rawi, a strong-willed Afghan-Australian woman and the founder of Mahboba’s Promise, has dedicated her life to helping orphans and widows in Afghanistan. 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 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 visit to Kabul, she will help him once again.

Director: Amin Palangi
Producer: Pat Fiske
Co-Producers: Amin Palangi, Sanaz Fotouhi
Director of Photography: Amin Palangi
Editor: Bill Russo
Composer: John Gray
Sound Design & Mix: Michael Gissing

Cast Mahboba Rawi, Virginia Haussegger

Mahboba Rawi

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