Tied in a Knot: Narratives from Bride Seeking Regions of India (2013)
1h · Documentary, News · 1 January 2013
Parts of North India are facing an acute shortage of brides! Years of girl dis-preference is forcing men to travel to far-off poorer regions of India to find wives. Who are these men seeking wives from elsewhere? Are the women trafficked for forced marriage or not? Why cannot these women get married locally? How are they treated by the families and the communities into which they are married? This film provides a unique look into the everyday harsh reality of such brides: the stigmatization, racism, rejection and abuse they face from conjugal families and communities and how they try to resist it. It bares the everyday suffering endured by lonely brides when they find themselves married into totally alien cultures and environments.
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