Grab And Run

a film by roser corella

Since Kyrgyzstan gained its independence in 1991, there has been a revival of the ancient practice of ala-kachuu, which translates roughly as “grab and run”. More than half kyrgyz women are married after being kidnapped by the men who become their husbands. Some escape after violent ordeals, but most are persuaded to stay by tradition and fear of scandal.

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Best International Documentary at DocLA - Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival 2017  |  Best film "A different tomorrow section" at Reykjavik Film Festival 2017  |  Best International Film Award at Festival of Ethnological Film in Belgrade 2017  |  Critics' Choice Award - Festival de Cine de Madrid FCM-PNR 2017  |  Best film on gender - Cine Invisible "Film Sozialak Bilbao" 2017  |  Special Mention MARFICI - Festival de Cine Independiente del Mar de Plata, Argentina  |  Saratov Region Governor's Award "Harmony Saratov" at Saratovskie Stradania Documentary Film festival 2017