Playing the Taar (تار و زخمه)

Uploaded on Sunday 28 July 2013


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 to carpet strings and colors. Her father is engaged in an old and bloody hostility with another ethnic group which lasts for years. In order to end this hostitity, he decides to marry Ay Nabaat to a man who already has three wives. After marriage, Ay Nabaat gets pregnant, but her new husband takes another revenge and claims that her child is illegitimate. Thus, Ay Nabaat's father gets her out of the house and she is forced to give birth to her child in an abandoned and devastated house.


Language: Dari

Length: 36:01

Country: Afghanistan

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Playing the Taar (تار و زخمه) by Roya Sadat is licensed under a Creative Commons Public Domain 3.0 License.