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It’s been battered and beaten and tested to its ultimate limits, and it’s in the news like never before. From Prince William & Kate, to Archie and Veronica, we’re struggling to make sense of what marriage means. What’s a modern marriage about, anyway? Given the high divorce rate and the ability to live common-law, why does anyone bother getting married?
There is no better time to bring this subject to the fore. For the first time in Canadian history, there are more unmarried people than married – a controversial tipping point, and a dangerous one according to some. It’s prompted proponents of marital hearth and home to step up their support of the beleaguered institution – voices as diverse as health economists, liberal sociologists, marriage historians, and twenty-somethings who still believe in the white dress and the walk down the aisle.
Thoroughly Modern Marriage asks the central questions: Can marriage be saved? Should it be?
Directed and produced by Sue Ridout. Written by Dale Drewery. Editor Tim Wanlin, Director of Photography John Collins, Story Producer Sara Darling, Composer Daniel Seguin. Narrated by Ann-Marie MacDonald.