Towards the end of what those around her consider a happy occasion, 13-year-old Bengali girl Beezley breaks down in tears. The camera films her sobbing on the floor as her relatives bundle her into a van at the conclusion of her bitterly fought, then hopelessly accepted, wedding ceremony, to 25-year-old Shyamal. She wanted to be a doctor. But after she was pulled out of school at such a young age, the viewer knows it is unlikely to end well for Beezley.
The traumatic scenes are part of a powerful half-hour documentary by independent filmmaker Tania Rashid. The doco, which delves deep into Bangladesh's child marriages, has already been shown on Al Jazeera and will air tonight on SBS' Dateline.