Tying the Knot?


Format: DVCam
Directed By: Gita Sahgal
Produced By: Sylvia Stevens
Released : 2002
Duration: 12 min
Created For: The Community Liason Unit of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

This video for schools and youth groups, explains the difference between arranged and forced marriages, and informs young people that  choice in marriage is a fundamental human right.

 Children and young people talk about different kinds of weddings, whether they want to marry at all and whether they want to have children.  The video explains the difference between arranged marriage, which must have the active consent of both parties, and forced marriage where there is no consent.  Three young people, Narina Anwar, Shipa and Sufian Miah tell how they fought forced marriage and rebuilt their lives.