155: Raising awareness of “bride kidnapping” in Kyrgyzstan
In partnership with one of our contest jurors, Daniar Abdykerimov, we produced a short film to draw attention to the ongoing practice of kidnapping women and forcing them to marry their kidnapper in Daniar’s native Kyrgyzstan. Named “155,” after Article 155 of the Kyrgyzstan Criminal Code, which bans the kidnapping of women for marriage, we hope it will reach as wide and audience as possible and contribute to the ending of this human rights violation.
A shorter version of “155” is on YouTube here
Interviews with Daniar, actress Anara Taalaybek Kyzy and crew members are here