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11:00, Friday 29th June, Cosmo Rodewald

Director: Simon Chambers (UK)

Year: 2006

Run time: 62'

Location/Ethnic group: London/ Bangladeshi

Language: In English and Bengali with English subtitles

Production/Distribution: Simon Chambers

Every good marriage begins with tears

East London Muslim girl Shahanara is changing form pink hot pants into a sari to meet her husband at the airport. She has only met him once before, when she was married in a union arranged by her Bangladeshi family. Shahanara only agreed to the marriage to try and heal old wounds with her father, who had banished her form her family for her Western ways. Meanwhile her devout Muslim sister Hashnara is being groomed for her own arranged marriage, something that at 19 she does not feel at all ready for.