WVN Films in the Sptlight
Each month, WVN brings you a curated selection of films revolving around an important theme in the fight for women’s global rights.
Women and Identity
The women in these films want to be active participants in the world. For some, that means carrying on tradition in the face of modernization, and for others, that means breaking ties with past generations and making new choices. Each choice comes with its own set of risks: Will the country girl be taken advantage of in the big city? Will a daughter’s decision to stray from her mother’s tradition damage their relationship? Watch these films now to explore these ideas and more.
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Volume 5, Number 3
I escaped an arranged marriage. Despite my parents not being religious, they had an expectation I would marry a Bangladeshi despite having migrated to Australia decades ago. My father was ready to place an advertisement in a Bangladeshi newspaper in search of a bride even after I had been with my partner, and now wife, for several years.
“Bangladeshi Doctor living in Australia wants beautiful, well-educated woman to marry. Has Permanent Visa and Satellite Television.”