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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 Montréal (2019)
Winner of the Sabeen Mahmud Award for Courage in Cinema
Mosaic International Film Festival (2019)
Part of Hot Docs Cinema’s ‘Films Changing the World’ series, 2019
“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
Untying the Knot is currently on tour in India with the Samabhav Travelling Film Festival, presented by Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA).
The film had its Canadian broadcast premiere on CBC’s documentary Channel.