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Grab and Run

Event Dates:
  • Sun, 12/03/2017 - 13:00
Event Type:
  • Movie
Event City:
  • İstanbul
İstanbul Pera Museum Meşrutiyet Caddesi No:65 Tepebaşı Beyoğlu / İstanbul T (212) 334 99 00

Grab and Run  - Germany, Spain, Kyrgyzstan, 2017, 85’


Born in 1978, in Barcelona; Roser Corella is an independent documentary filmmaker currently based in Berlin. After her degree in Visual Arts at University of Barcelona, she completed her studies at Städelschule in Frankfurt. She began her career as video-journalist for the Catalan TV, but her interest in human stories behind global issues moved her to start self-producing and developing within the documentary field. Her work has been shown worldwide and brought her several awards.


Since Kyrgyzstan gained its Independence in 1991, there has been a revival of the ancient practice of Ala-Kachuu, which translates roughly as “grab and run”. More than half of Kyrgyz women are married after being kidnapped by the men who become their husbands. Some escape after violent ordeals, but most are persuaded to stay by tradition and fear of scandal.

Grab and Run won the A Different Tomorrow award at Reykjavik International Film Festival.