Playing the Taar

A film by Roya Sadat (Afghanistan/2010/36:02).

Ay Nabaat is a 17-year-old girl from the Turkmen ethnic minority in Afghanistan. She has been weaving carpets at her home since her childhood. Her entire life is interlocked with carpet strings and colors. Her father is engaged in an old and bloody feud with another ethnic group, which lasts for years. In order to end this hostility, he decides to marry Ay Nabaat to a man who already has three wives. What will come of the marriage and what does the future have in store for Ay Nabaat? 

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