Bali is world famous as a tourist paradise but for some Balinese women the reality is more troubling. Approximately 10% of Balinese families are polygamous, and men in these unions often ... See full summary »

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Luh Putu Anggreni ...
Herself - Women's Rights Lawyer
Suci Ati ...
Herself - Darma's Fourth Wife
Darma ...
Himself - Polygamist
Ketut ...
Herself - Sadra's First Wife
Kiawati ...
Herself - Darma's First Wife
Murni ...
Herself - Sadra's Second Wife
Purnawati ...
Herself - Darma's Fifth Wife
Rasti ...
Herself - Darma's Third Wife
Sadra ...
Himself - Polygamist
Degung Santikarma ...
Himself - Anthropologist
Sulasih ...
Herself - Darma's Second Wife
Tuaji ...
Himself - Polygamist
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Bali is world famous as a tourist paradise but for some Balinese women the reality is more troubling. Approximately 10% of Balinese families are polygamous, and men in these unions often take multiple brides without their spouse's consent. Filmed over the course of seven years, Bitter Honey offers the first in-depth exploration of these family's lives. Women from three polygamous families tell their stories of coercion, betrayal, and domestic violence and share their courageous struggle for empowerment and equal rights Written by Elemental Productions

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The hidden faces of polygamy in Bali See more »

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3 October 2014 (USA)  »

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Bitter Honey: Polygamy in Bali  »

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Luh Putu Anggreni - Women's Rights Lawyer: Polygamy is complex in Bali... When a woman in a village is widowed, mentally ill, an outcast, or promiscuous, she would be eager to be a co-wife, in order to save her family name, and her own name as well. In these cases, polygamy can be seen as a kind of heroic act.
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