Molly & Mobarak (2003)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Interpersonal Relationships, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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Australian filmmaker Tom Zubrycki takes on the duties of writer,director, and producer for the documentary Molly & Mobarak. The story follows twentysomething Afgahni refugee Mobarak Tahiri, who is seeking asylum in the small town of Young near Sydney, Australia. He finds work at a meat-packing plant and starts taking English lessons with volunteer Lyn Rule, who is a single mother to twentysomething Molly. After Molly teaches him how to drive, they enjoy a brief romance. The conclusion finds Molly off to Europe, leaving Mobarak at risk of deportation. Molly & Mobarak was shown at the 2003 Sydney Film Festival.




refugee, Afghanistan, asylum [protection], May-December-romance, Australia, deportation, English-language, factory-worker, interracial