Forced Marriage transcends more than one culture and is prevalent all over the world including in the UK.
'Our Girl' is a three minute film aimed at getting communities talking and acting towards putting a stop to forced marriage. The film is part animated and it features several filmed scenarios, all based on true cases of forced marriage.
'Our Girl' was made by Animage Films in partnership with the Forced Marriage Unit and AVA (Against Violence and Abuse). The film was written and directed by Ruth Beni and animated by the Oscar nominated artist Erica Russell.
The film will be disseminated by specialist organisations in their work with communities and young people, as well as help raise public awareness with the clear message that forcing someone to marry is a breach of basic human rights and is now a criminal offence in the UK.
Accompanying 'Our Girl' is 'True Stories' a six minute film with extended dramatised interviews based real testimonies from Forced Marriage victims. To view this film go to vimeo.com/101035867
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