Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

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Bride kidnapping in kyrgyzstan (2004) 55 min.

The first film to ever document the tradition of bride kidnapping in the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan, where half of all rural marriages are still carried out this way.


IDFA Silver Wolf, Locarno, La Mostra Brazil, Encounters South Africa, Rencontres Montreal, Margaret Mead New York, Chicago, FullFrame, One World Prague/Berlin, United Nations Film Festival, Dokfest Munich, Cologne Conference, Parnu, TIEFF Taiwan, EIDF Korea, Moscow Forum, Tri Continents South Africa/India, Bilan Ethnographique Paris, Human Rights in Film Warsaw, Barcelona Human Rights, Derhumalc Argentina, Guanzhou China, Document 3 Glasgow, Oxdocs Oxford, Docudays Beirut, Vermont, Perspektive Nuremburg, Asiafilmmediale Rome, Festival dei Popoli Firenze, Verzio Hungary


Margaret Mead Film Festival, opening night film; United Nations Film Festival Stanford, Special Jury Prize, opening night film; Zagrebdox Special Jury Prize; Kish Island Iran International Documentary Prize; Guangzhou China, Grand Prize; Bilan du Film Ethnographique, Musée de l’Homme, Paris, Grand Prize; Medal of Merit from the Rapporteur for Human Rights of the Government of Kyrgyzstan




Director, cinematographer & producer: Petr Lom Editor: Anatoly Sivoha Executive producer: Jan Rofekamp

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