Forbidden Birth

Leila’s surprise birthday party is thrown into turmoil when it is revealed that she is pregnant and her boyfriend has left her to deal with the situation. Her friends desperately try to warn her that as an unmarried woman in traditional, Islamic Iran, Leila will face many dangers if she goes ahead with the pregnancy, including honour killing by her own family. Leila has already attempted to terminate her pregnancy, but her maternal instincts have so far stopped her. Now, after three and a half months, the situation seems hopeless. Leila’s friends must help her to keep her baby in the face of all the odds.

Directed by Sohrab Kavir (Iran)

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