When a young Czech woman named Helena falls in love with Nazir, an Afghan man, her world is turned upside down. Set in the interim period between Taliban rule, ‘Helena’ becomes ‘Herra’ as she moves in with her husband’s family in Kabul and attempts to integrate into her new culture and way of life. There, she faces challenges she never expected—such as the duty to hide inside a closet when guests are present, and many unexpected blessings as well, like the adoption of a precocious, socially outcast son, Maad. Her new family includes a progressive grandfather, a mourning mother-in-law, and Freshta, her troubled sister-in-law whose efforts to escape her husband’s violent grip come at a steep cost. Visually stunning and emotive, My Sunny Maad is a personal and poignant reflection on the diverse experiences of Afghan women – and the reality that not everyone in Afghanistan is waiting to be saved.