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Untying the Knot tells the inspiring story of Rumana Monzur, the blinded survivor of a domestic attack, and her courageous pursuit of a career in Canada. A powerful exploration of marriage in Bangladesh, the film also follows three professional women in Dhaka who are fighting to overcome abuse and social oppression.
Winner of the Audience Choice Award for Feature Documentary
South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (2019)
Winner of the Sabeen Mahmud Award for Courage in Cinema
Mosaic International Film Festival (2019)
Selected as part of “Films Changing the World”
Hot Docs Cinema (2019)
A must-see documentary revealing staggering new perspectives.
– Hot Docs Cinema
“All young people should watch this film to help them define and articulate what intimate relationships and marriage mean to them, so that they can protect themselves from atrocities and violence within marriage.”
– Asiya Shervani
Gender, Social Inclusion & Workplace Ethics Advisor, India
“I gave this documentary a 10/10 because it’s real, honest and these women live the ultimate example of courage… This documentary will give courage to all women, and open the door for others struggling through the same situations.”
– IMDB reviewer
“While all the movies were impactful, the most heart-shattering and empowering film that touched the hearts of one and all was Untying the Knot.”
Untying the Knot is on tour in India with the Samabhav Travelling Film Festival, presented by Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA). Screenings are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Untying the Knot had its Canadian broadcast premiere on CBC’s documentary Channel.