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Bitter Honey (2014)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Robert Lemelson

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Luh Putu Anggreni Luh Putu Anggreni ... Herself - Women's Rights Lawyer
Suci Ati Suci Ati ... Herself - Darma's Fourth Wife
Darma Darma ... Himself - Polygamist
Ketut Ketut ... Herself - Sadra's First Wife
Kiawati Kiawati ... Herself - Darma's First Wife
Murni Murni ... Herself - Sadra's Second Wife
Purnawati Purnawati ... Herself - Darma's Fifth Wife
Rasti Rasti ... Herself - Darma's Third Wife
Sadra Sadra ... Himself - Polygamist
Degung Santikarma Degung Santikarma ... Himself - Anthropologist
Sulasih Sulasih ... Herself - Darma's Second Wife
Tuaji 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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Documentary | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

Indonesian

Release Date:

3 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bitter Honey: Polygamy in Bali See more »

Filming Locations:

Bali, Indonesia

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Elemental Productions See more »
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Purnawati - Darma's Fifth Wife: I never asked, and he never told me. I just went along with things. By the time my friend told me he was already married, we had already been intimate. When we were dating, I was happy to be with him. My suffering started when I found out he already had many wives.
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