Untying the Knot tells the powerful story of Rumana Monzur, the blinded survivor of a domestic attack, and her courageous pursuit of a career in Canada. A powerful exploration of marriage in Bangladesh, the film also follows three women in Dhaka as they struggle with abuse and social pressure, laying bare the sacrifices made by women in the name of marital expectation.
Untying the Knot had its Toronto premiere on June 17, 2019 as part of the Hot Docs Cinema Series, ‘Films changing the World.’ Close to 500 people attended the screening, followed by a Q&A session with subjects Rumana Monzur and Jannatun Naima.
Untying the Knot is an official selection at the 2019 Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival. The film screens Friday, August 2, at Cineplex Cinemas at Mississauga, Ontario.
Untying the Knot will have its broadcast premiere on CBC’s documentary channel on November 24, 2019.
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