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The Resource Runaway groom, produced and directed by Ali Kazimi, (electronic resource)

Runaway groom, produced and directed by Ali Kazimi, (electronic resource)

Label
Runaway groom
Title
Runaway groom
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by Ali Kazimi
Title variation
Runaway grooms
Creator
Subject
Genre
Summary
Many men of Indian origin residing in the West travel to India to meet an Indian woman, marry her and bring her to the West. Increasingly a large percentage of these brides are abandoned over dowry disputes. "Runaway Grooms" looks into this disturbing trend that has shattered the lives of at least 10,000 women in India. The social structures, laws and customs in India make it possible for women and their families to be ruthlessly exploited. The film profiles Namita Jain and Sonia Kaur who were deserted by their husbands. In the typical scenario a family looks for a prospective husband for their single daughter. If the groom is a permanent resident or citizen of a Western country, his status is high. The bride's family pays an initial dowry, and a wedding is arranged to take place in India. After the wedding and honeymoon in India, the groom leaves his wife for the West with the bridal money, promising to file papers for her so she can fly to her new home quickly. When the groom is safely abroad, he or his family demands a new dowry that ranges between $5,000 and $50,000. The families who can pay do so. Those who cannot, find their daughters abandoned by their husbands who keep the initial dowry and disappear. Namita s family is one that is fighting back against this extortion. "Runaway Grooms" explores this culture of patriarchy, shame and honor
Awards note
  • Best Documentary, Indian Film Festival of L.A., 2006
  • Gemini Award, Best Social/Political Documentary, Canada, 2006
  • Gold Award, Worldfest, Houston, 2006
  • Nominee, Golden Sheaf Award,Yorkton Short Film Festival, 2006
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kazimi, Ali
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in Hindi and English with English subtitles
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dowry
  • Marriage
  • Women
Target audience
general
Label
Runaway groom, produced and directed by Ali Kazimi, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1655009
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1655009/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210074
  • (OCoLC)747799316
Video recording format
other
Label
Runaway groom, produced and directed by Ali Kazimi, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1655009
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1655009/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210074
  • (OCoLC)747799316
Video recording format
other

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