Grab and Run / Hrifsið og flýið
Section: A Different Tomorrow
Director: Roser Corella
Since Kyrgyzstan gained its independence in 1991, there has been a revival of the ancient practice of Ala-Kachuu or “grab and run”. More than half of Kyrgyz women are married to men who kidnapped them. Some escaped after violent ordeals, but most are persuaded to stay by tradition and fear of scandal.