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Uzbek doc-maker found guilty of slander

Documentary filmmaker Umida Akhmedova from Uzbekistan was found guilty of slander by an Uzbek court for her doc The Burden of Virginity. The film focuses on the taboo subject of the difficulties Uzbek women face when entering into marriage, including having to show proof of their virginity upon marriage. Government experts deemed her documentary to be 'offensive to the Uzbek nation.'
February 11, 2010

Documentary filmmaker Umida Akhmedova from Uzbekistan was found guilty of slander by an Uzbek court for her doc The Burden of Virginity. The film focuses on the taboo subject of the difficulties Uzbek women face when entering into marriage, including having to show proof of their virginity upon marriage. Government experts deemed her documentary to be ‘offensive to the Uzbek nation.’

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