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Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

Kubanti's aunts work their charms on the kidnapped girl hoping to convince her that their family's boy (aka, her abductor) is Mr. Right.

In the Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan, tradition is king. Polo's still played with a freshly killed goat and the men still marry their women the old-fashioned way: by abducting them off the street and forcing them to be their wife. Bride kidnapping is a supposedly ancient custom that's made a major comeback since the fall of Communism and now accounts for nearly half of all marriages in some parts of the country. We traveled to the Kyrgyz countryside to follow/aid and abet a young groom named Kubanti as he surprised his teenage girlfriend Nazgul with the gift of marriage/kidnapping.

In part 3, Kubanti's aunts work their charms on the kidnapped girl hoping to convince her that their family's boy (aka, her abductor) is Mr. Right.