Forced Marriage…Islam and Communism Have A Lot In Common

“Red Wedding,” a documentary that explores forced marriage under the Khmer Rouge, has won an award from the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam. The film explains what it was like for some 250,000 women who were forced into marriage in the 1970s, through the eyes of a woman named Pen Sochan, who was forced into marriage and raped by her husband. The film’s producer, Lida Chan, told VOA Khmer Sok Khemara this week that Pen Sochan was stigmatized, traumatized and forced to live in shame since she was 16 years old.