Escaping the Past is Never Smooth
A middle aged woman forced into marriage at age 11 finds a unique opportunity to reclaim her life.
Silk is the story of Rani (Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo) a woman given away by her family and forced into marriage at age 11. Now an immigrant living and working in the garment industry of downtown Los Angeles with a husband she never loved, Rani encounters a group of brazen young women who will illuminate what life is like outside the confines of her forced marriage.
Silk is an original screenplay, written by Catherine Dent & Eyal Alony, and was inspired by the Pulitzer Prize winning photo essay, Too Young to Wed by Stephanie Sinclair. ( http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/06/child-brides/sinclair-photography )