Over the course of the pandemic, we’ve partnered with amazing organizations from around the world who are working on the frontlines to empower survivors of domestic violence, such as Sakhi for South Asian Women, Maitri and Daya Houston. These virtual screenings have launched powerful discussions featuring Rumana Monzur and director Zana Shammi.
Streaming in Canada on CBC Gem
Watch Untying the Knot from anywhere in Canada on CBC Gem.
Untying the Knot had its broadcast premiere on CBC’s documentary Channel in November 2019. Subscribers can watch the film on-demand.
Spotlight on Ontario – Nov-Dec, 2021
Co-presented by Hot Docs and Ontario Creates, the Spotlight on Ontario series was a showcase of the province’s top women filmmakers. It was an honour to be selected among four other brilliant documentary films.
CineFAM – Oct 2021
Untying the Knot was an official selection at the 2021 CineFAM Women of Colour Film Festival.
Sacred Heart University – Mar 2021
We partnered with Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, for a screening and discussion with students and faculty in the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies department. Untying the Knot is available for Sacred Heart students to watch in the online university library.
Ghent, Belgium – Dec 2020
As part of the 16 days of action that begins Nov 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we were proud to partner with Maanobota Collective in Ghent, Belgium, for a screening and panel discussion with director Zana Shammi and film subject Rumana Monzur.
Watch it here.
CoSAFF – Oct 2020
Untying the Knot was an official selection of CoSAFF, the Coalition of South Asian Film Festivals, a first-of-its-kind virtual showcase co-presented by seven South Asian film festivals from across the U.S. and Canada.
India – Nov 2019-March 2020
Untying the Knot was proud to be part of SamaBhav, a unique travelling film festival presented by Men Against Violence and Abuse. The film screened in seven cities across India, including Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kochi, Indore and Varanasi, playing to packed houses and sparking meaningful dialogue.
Norrköping, Sweden – Dec 1, 2019
Untying the Knot had its European Premiere at the 21st annual Flimmer Film Festival in Norrköping, Sweden. The screening was followed by a discussion with Bangladeshi journalist, Supriti Dhar.
New Delhi – Nov 18, 2019
Untying the Knot had its International Premiere in New Delhi, India. We were honoured to present the film at the prestigious India Habitat Centre.
Montreal – Nov 2, 2019
Untying the Knot was an official selection at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal where it received the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Documentary. We were honoured to be selected by the audience for this award. Thanks to everyone who attended and voted for the film.
Mississauga – Aug 2, 2019
Untying the Knot was an official selection at the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival in Mississauga, Ontario, where it won the Sabeen Mahmud Award for Courage in Cinema. Thank you MISAFF for this incredible honour.
Thanks to our Community Partners
Malton Women Council
Rexdale Women’s Centre
Yellow Brick House
Toronto – June 17, 2019
Untying the Knot had its Toronto premiere at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema as part of the special series Films Changing the World. This limited program features “must-see docs revealing staggering new perspectives and stories.” The screening was followed by a q&a with director Zana Shammi and special guests Rumana Monzur and Jannatan Naima.
Thanks to our Community Partners
SAWRO | South Asian Women’s Rights Organization
Shokti | Empowering Bangladeshi Canadian Women
MCIS Language Solutions
Sandgate Women’s Shelter
Indus Community Services
Red Door Shelter
Edmonton – May 5, 2019
Untying the Knot was an official selection at the 2019 Northwest International Documentary Festival, Canada’s longest-running documentary fest. The screening was presented by Amnesty International and followed by a Skype q&a with Rumana Monzur.