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Knots: A Forced Marriage Story is a feature-length documentary film that examines the truth about forced marriage in the U.S. through the complicated experiences of those who have survived it.
Forced marriage is a human rights abuse that has lifelong traumatic consequences.
It is widespread. It is wrong.
Three forced marriage survivors - Nina, Sara, and Fraidy - take us on a journey through their lives and fight alongside advocates, experts, and lawmakers to end this human rights abuse in the U.S.
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Forced Marriage in the United States has gone under-reported and unnoticed for decades.
It impacts people from all backgrounds, races, religions, and socioeconomic groups. A forced marriage is one that takes place without the free and full consent of one or both parties.
When we think of girls and women being forced into marriage, we often think of countries and cultures distant from our own.
We rarely think about it in the context of our communities, our neighbors, our backyards.
women and girls, including children as young as 12, are being forced into marriage here in the states.
To top it off, in many places, it's completely legal.