Kidnapped brides in Kyrgyzstan

Nov 16, 2023 | Crime, People, Videos

In the documentary “Third Person”, a young Kyrgyz woman named Damira takes a stand against the ancient tradition of bride kidnapping, which still persists in Kyrgyzstan. Every year, thousands of young women are kidnapped and forced to marry.
Against all odds, Damira is fighting to change this. Through her campaigns and activism, she has become a beacon of hope for women in Kyrgyzstan who are forced into marriage. The documentary tells the story of Damira’s fight, her struggles, and her triumphs, offering a glimpse into a country where tradition and modernity clash. “Third Person” is a gripping tale of bravery, resistance and resilience, showcasing the power of individuals in fighting against deeply entrenched cultural norms.

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