Directed by: Zana Shammi | 76 minutes | Canada | 2018
Untying the Knot tells the powerful story of Rumana Monzur, a Bangladeshi-Canadian woman who was viciously assaulted by her husband in Bangladesh, leaving her totally blind. Interwoven with Rumana’s story are the unfolding journeys of three women in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city, whose relationships mirror Rumana’s own abusive marriage. Tradition, family pressure and social stigma all play a role in controlling women’s lives in a patriarchal society. With remarkable access to the subjects’ lives, the film is an intimate portrait of how women are surviving, and fighting to change, the social codes that bind them.
Preceded by: A Piece of Paper - directed by Eman Dakhil | 14 minutes | USA | 2019
The only thing keeping Remi, a recent Syrian immigrant, from seeing his family for the past three years is a 4-page travel document at the hands of the United States Immigration Services.
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