3 Seconds Divorce
Catalogue Number: SJAV00
Producer: LifeSketch Media Inc.
Producing Agencies: LifeSketch Media Inc.
Subject: Canadian World Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Gender Studies, Global Issues, Social Issues, Social Studies, Women's Studies, World History
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2017
Running Time: 53:03
3 Seconds Divorce tells Lubna’s story as she reels under the effects of triple-divorce and finds her way into Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, an Indian muslim women’s group advocating for a legal ban on this type of divorce.
A sharia interpretation allows Muslim men to divorce their wives by simply saying the word 'divorce' three times in one go. Commonly called triple-talaq or triple-divorce, this instant, oral divorce can only be given by men. In India, Muslim women fought and won an arduous battle to get this practice legally abolished. This is their story.
Shot over three years, the documentary provides an intimate account of Lubna’s struggles and also gives us behind- the -scenes access to the movement that led to a ban on instant, oral, divorce in India.
This program is in Urdu, Hindi and English. Produced by Shazia Javed, LifeSketch Media Inc.
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