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Bitter Honey

Original title Bitter Honey


Bali is world famous as a tourist paradise but few outsiders have glimpsed the realities of Balinese daily life, where men are allowed to take multiple brides and often do so without their spouse’s consent. Women from three polygamous families tell their stories of coercion, betrayal, and domestic abuse and share their courageous struggle for empowerment and equal rights.

Author/s Robert Lemelson

Dr. Robert Lemelson is a documentary filmmaker and anthropologist whose work focuses on personal experience, culture and mental illness in Indonesia and the United States. He is also the founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based documentary film company Elemental Productions, which brings together scholars with Hollywood filmmakers to create educational and impactful content.

Photography Wing Ko
Sound Handi Ilfat
Editing Chisako Yokoyama