Watch this fascinating Documentary that takes an inside look at the Institution of Marriage from many different angles.
Marriage: Shattered Vows was the winner of the Best Feature Documentary in the 2015 NYLA International Film Festival
Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity (in-laws and other family through marriage).
With changes in society leading to a fall in marriage and rise in divorce, is it possible that the institution has outlived its function?
It’s well known that the origins of marriage are in consolidating wealth, unifying allied families and fomenting a society where the family unit is self-sufficient, but as we have moved on, the concept of marriage has remained static. Marriage : Shattered Vows examines what marriage means to us today, visiting the lives of those devastated by their own perceived failures and religious figures who promote it. We investigate the marriage industry and the costs of divorce, against a backdrop of government incentives, look at the arrival of Gay marriage, the rise in sanctioned infidelity and alternative relationship structures.