Fahimeh's Story is an observational documentary about a vivacious 47 year old Iranian woman who migrated with her children to Australia after fleeing an unhappy, arranged marriage to a husband who she could not divorce under Iranian law.
Five years on she has fallen in love with and married John, a 77 year old Australian ex-army officer and RSL member.
John is now converting to Islam in order to better relate to his young wife.
Both John's and Fahimeh's children are unhappy about the marriage.
A few months later, Hossain, the Iranian ex-husband, arrives in Australia looking forward to seeing his wife and family again.
He does not know his wife has remarried....
"A triumph" - Evan Williams, The Australian.
- WINNER! Independent Spirit IF Award, 2004 Lexus IF Awards.
- OFFICIAL SELECTION! 2004 Brisbane International Film Festival.
- NOMINATED! Best Direction in a Documentary, 2004 AFI Awards.
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