With adultery being punishable by death in Iran, a young couple make the fateful decision to flee the country with their son. Love Child follows the new family on their life-threatening journey to seek asylum in Turkey, and witnesses a mother’s heart breaking fight to keep her family together and secure a future for her son.
Leila, Sahand, and Mani flee Iran.
Leila meets with a therapist in Turkey and shares her story.
With the therapist, Sahand recalls his childhood and teenage memories.
Sahand reads aloud the decision in his case.
Sahand seeks help from a lawyer to appeal the UNHCR’s denial of his status.
Sahand and Leila rush to get married in time to send proof of marriage to the UNHCR.