And so I stayed. 
2018

The practice of bride kidnapping (ala kachuu in Kyrgyz) is when a man abducts a woman he wishes to marry. Although this is considered to be an outdated custom in Kyrgyzstan, there are still some cases happening today, ranging from staged kidnappings for consensual marriages to violent non-consensual abductions. Over the course of one month, I got to interview eleven people - ten women and one man in Kyrgyzstan. All eleven interviewees shared their stories and told of their experiences, their past lives, their current lives and their current views on the custom.
This was a year long research on the custom. The outcome of this research is in two parts: a physical installation showcasing the short documentary and a research paper.