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Growing Up Married-Film Screening and panel discussion on coercive control (fully booked)

Wednesday, 9 October 2019,
13:30 to 15:00

*This event is fully booked*

The Domestic Abuse Research Network (DARNet) is happy to support the screening of Growing Up Married. This is a documentary which focuses on the stories of child brides, recollecting their memories as adults. It explores what happens after child marriage by focusing on the stories of four women.

The forced marriage and child brides film has raised other issues around sexuality, sex education and the concept of "honour" and coercive control. In terms of the local context the director of the film, Professor Eylem Atakav, UEA has now started to look at a similar piece of work listening to the voices of Norfolk Forced Marriage victims.

You can see a link to the trailer for the film here:

Please note that the film screening is 16+ and tickets are limited.

After the film screening we would like to explore these topics further with a panel focusing on the local context the links between forced marriage and coercive control. 

Speakers include:

Dr Christina Julios is an Honorary Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck. Previously, Dr Julios was Director of Policy and External Affairs at the Ethnic Minority Foundation, and has taught at Queen Mary, University of London. She is the author of: Julios, C. (2018) Female Genital Mutilation and Social Media. Oxford: Routledge; Julios, C. (2015) Forced Marriage and 'Honour' Killings in Britain: Private Lives, Community Crimes and Public Policy Perspectives. Farnham: Ashgate; and Julios, C. (2008) Contemporary British Identity: English Language, Migrants and Public Discourse.

Professor Eylem Atakav is Professor of Film, Gender and Public Engagement and Associate Dean for Internationalisation for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of East Anglia where she teaches courses on women, Islam and media; and Middle Eastern media. She is the Chair-Elect for the Teaching, Learning and Scholarship Knowledge Community of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. She is the recipient of 2016 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Outstanding Contribution to Pedagogy Award, and is a HEA National Teaching Fellow (2016). She is the author of Women and Turkish Cinema: Gender Politics, Cultural Identity and Representation (2012) and editor of Directory of World Cinema: Turkey (Intellect, 2013). She recently completed co-leading an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project entitled British [Muslim] Values.

For more information, please contact, Dr. Olumide Adisa: Email: