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Our Lives: The Men With Many Wives

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Our Lives: The Men With Many Wives


Our Lives: The Men With Many Wives on TV ONE and TVNZ OnDemand

In this revealing film, TV ONE explores the world of polygamous marriages amongst British Muslims. While polygamy is illegal under British law, it is permitted under Sharia law, and while unusual, some estimate there are as many as 20,000 polygamous marriages amongst Muslims in the UK today.The film examines the daily challenges of polygamous life and the motivation behind those looking for another wife, and considers whether they are compelled by desire or tradition and meets those who are trying to make polygamy acceptable to mainstream UK society.

The film poses difficult questions, not only around reconciling Muslim values with modern British society but also on questions of duty, love and betrayal.


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