GRAB AND RUN (Virtual Cinema Screening)

Screenings during Fall 2020 –Spring 2021 will be virtual.

Week 13:November 13: Grab and Run

Since Kyrgyzstan, a country in Central Asia, gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, there has been a revival of the ancient practice of “Ala-Kachuu,” which translates roughly as “grab and run.” More than half Kyrgyz women are married after being kidnapped by the men who become their husbands. Some escaped after violent ordeals but most are persuaded to stay by tradition and fear of scandal. Although the practice is said to have its root in nomadic customs, the tradition remains at odds with modern Kyrgyzstan. “Ala-Kachuu” was outlawed during the Soviet era and remains illegal under the current Kyrgyz criminal code, but the law has rarely been enforced to protect women from this violent practice. In Kazakh with English subtitles. 85 minutes. Film Trailer:

You are invited to watch the film:

Film Link and Password:

Password: CoreLla-=12

There will not be a webinar discussion.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI). For students entering Fresno State Fall 2018, the course satisfies a university graduation requirement.

CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

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