• Mein Herz sieht die Welt schwarz - Eine Liebe in Kabul


    Hossein and Shaima have loved each other since childhood. As teenagers they were separated by
    war. They meet again in Kabul in the late 1990s. Poverty forces Hossein to fight in the war. A shell
    splinter leaves him a paraplecig.
    Shortly afterwards, Shaima is sold in marriage to a man 40 years her senior. Shaima, who is the man’s
    fourth wife, falls pregnant. But Shaima’s husband still owes half the dowry, and so her father brings
    her back into the constraining partriarchal fold of the family, where she lives today with her
    five-year-old daughter.
    This situation doesn’t prevent the two lovers from seeing each other as much as possible – even
    though this means going against their families’ hard and fast rules. They both dream of living together
    in peace. Caught on the horns of a dilemma, and in constant fear of revenge on the part of the male
    members of both families who adhere to the harsh tribal laws handed down from the Middle Ages,
    Hossein and Shaima struggle under the most difficult circumstances
    imaginable to hold on to their love.
    This film describes the infringement of a taboo, the outcome of which is still uncertain. In an
    environment where war and want have dealt heavy blows on compassion and humanity and the family
    is the only remaining social bon, the chances of personal happiness are very slim indeed.