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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Love Child
February 1 @ 3:00 pm - February 1 @ 4:00 pm
Love Child offers a poignant portrait of Leila and Sahand, an Iranian couple who, outlawed for their love, flee the country with their 4-year-old son, Mani. In Tehran, they committed the crime of having a secret affair while being married to other people and were forbidden to get divorced. Neither could acknowledge that Mani was an illegitimate child since adultery can be punished with execution in Iran. Intimately filmed over five years, we follow their quest to be together, battling both Iranian law and seeking asylum abroad. When Trump’s travel ban on Iran and other Muslim countries goes into effect – it puts their lives in the balance.
MOPA thanks City of San Diego, Larry Friedman and Future Holidays for their support.
Human Rights Watch thanks the David D. Dodge Foundation for its support.
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