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Love and Sex in India

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Catalogue Number:  PR0006
Producer:  Passion River Films
Subject:  Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, Global Studies, Religious Studies, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Sociology, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2018
Running Time:  52:00

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It’s the birthplace of the Kama Sutra and Bollywood romances but in real life, kissing in the street or just talking about sex in India is considered obscene. In a place where 90% of marriages are arranged and the bride’s family must pay a large dowry, young girls are taught that society considers them a burden. Millions of baby girls are abandoned or illegally aborted.

A series of brutal rapes and murders have led to claims of a ‘rape culture’ in India. We investigate the role of India's system of casts and customs and hear from a lawyer who defends parents who have murdered their children in ‘honour’ crimes. We also meet openly gay Prince Manvendra who fights for his love and for his society to become more accepting and educated in a country where homosexuality is illegal.

From forbidden love stories to arranged marriages and spectacular weddings where the bride and groom only just met, we follow the epic stories of young couples in India.

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