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Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

After the Kyrgyzstan Independence in 1991, the ancient practice of Ala-Kachuu (“grab and run”) returned.  Some women escape the men that kidnap them, but many remain married because of tradition and the fear of scandal.


Best International Documentary – Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival (DocLA)

Best film "A Different Tomorrow" – Reykjavik Film Festival

Best International Film Award – Festival of Ethnological Film (Belgrade)

Saratov Region Governor's Award "Harmony Saratov" – Saratovskie Stradania Doc Film festival

Critics Award for Best Film – Festival de Cine de Madrid FCM-PNR

Best film on Gender Equality – Cine Invisible "Film Sozialak"

Special Mention at MARFICI – Festival de Cine Independiente del Mar de Plata

Special Mention Feature Documentary – Evolution Film Festival

Best Documentary film on Women’s Rights “Biznaga Award”  –  Festival de Málaga

Best Ethnographic Film Award – Espiello International Film Festival


Roser Corella (Barcelona, 1978) is an independent filmmaker, currently based in Berlin. Roser began her career as video-journalist for Catalan TV, but her interest in human stories on global issues moved her to start produce and develop her personal vision in the medium of documentaries. Her work has been shown worldwide winning awards such as POYI (Picture of the Year International, U.S.) and the CANAL+ France Award at the Women’s Film Festival of Créteil. Her fascination with the documentary genre has led her to travel the world in to witness, challenge, raise critical questions and search for stories that deserve to be told about contemporary societies.


Catalog # EPF16024; ISBN: 978-1-933724-64-5; UPC: 6-82086-16024-5; NTSC

85 Minutes; Copyright 2017; Kazakh, English Subtitles

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