Films

Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

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Year of participation 2005
Program Non-competition Programs

Producer(s) Petr Lom
Director(s) Petr Lom
Director of Photography Petr Lom
Music by Rosa Amanova
Sound Petr Lom
Edit Petr Lom, Anatoly Sivoha
 

Synopsis

Bride kidnapping is a usual method of marriage in Kyrgyzstan, one of the former Soviet Republics in Central Asia. Though the custom is ancient, the practice has increased since Kyrgyzstan’s independence as a result of increasing poverty. Many choose to kidnap because they cannot afford the typically steep price demanded by the bride’s family.

Awards
2nd Prize, Kish Island Doc Festival Iran; Special Jury Prize Zagrebdox.

 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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