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The Mountain

USA, 1991 (MIFF 1992, Fiction)

Director: Hanna Elias

For many centuries elopement in the Middle East has been the only alternative for women who object to pre-arranged marriage. If the woman is caught while eloping, she is either brought back home, or killed on the spot by members of her community. The film offers an insight into the fate of women who try to defy authority and many the men of their choice.

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