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Confronting love and oppression in Afghanistan

For years, filmmaker Zohreh Soleimani followed a tragic romance set in Afghanistan. The couple met, fell in love … and went to jail.

So what went wrong?

With her camera in hand, Zohreh confronted the family that put one woman in jail for the crime of falling in love with the wrong man. She opens up to Reveal about her journey to tell this story and discusses the challenges she faced reporting in a place where women’s rights contend with tradition.

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