Španělsko, Německo, 2017, 85 min
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 escaped after violent ordeals, but most are persuaded to stay by tradition and fear of scandal. Ala-Kachuu was outlawed during Soviet era and remains illegal under the kyrgyz criminal code, but the law has rarely been enforced to protect women from this violent practice.
Roser Corella (born in Barcelona) is an Independent Documentary Filmmaker currently based in Berlin. Roser began her career as video-journalist for the catalan TV, but her interest in human stories behind global issues moved her to start self-producing and developing a personal vision within the documentary field. Her work has been shown worldwide, winning awards such as POYI – Picture of the Year International- in USA, and CANAL+ France Award at Women's Film Festival of Créteil. Her fascination for the documentary genre has led her around the world in search of stories to tell. Not only to witness but to challenge and raise critical questions about contemporary societies.
Director, Camera, Script: Roser Corella
Production: Moving mountains films
Edit: Ariadna Ribas
Language of Dialogues: Kyrgyz
Language of Subtitles: Czech, English
Launching of the movie, awards (selection):
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 v Belgrade 2017