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COURT Métrage | 2000
Second Wife (The)
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 24 minutes
Genre : société
Type : documentaire


The Second Wife (« La seconde épouse ») s’intéresse à l’expérience d’un couple musulman polygame à l’Ouest du Cape. Les participants sont francs et honnètes dans la façon de parler des difficultés inhérentes à la polygamie.


The Second Wife reflects the experience of a polygamous Muslim couple in the Western Cape. The participants are frank and honest way in which they talk about the difficulties inherent in polygamy. Whilst Islamic Law permits polygamy, it is clear that justice should form an integral part of the decision to enter into a polygamous union. Couples who are able to deal successfully with such unions, however, remain the exception rather than the rule. The question is not whether polygamy is justified, but how Muslims translate the laws of Islam into everyday existence. A brave, innovative film, about a sensitive issue within the filmmaker’s community.

SA 2000 24min Video
Dir: Akiedah Mohamed


2000 | Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival | CAPE TOWN, South Africa |
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