Sep 10, 2009
Directed by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater
Rated Not Rated, 60 min.
Part of the Sundance Institute Film Series
Mrs. Goundo's Daughter is the story of a mother's battle for political asylum in the U.S., and her desperation to protect her daughter and other young women from brutal traditions. In Mali, Africa, 92 percent of the female population are circumcised, a practice that dates back thousands of years, but is hotly debated today by human rights groups. This sensitively wrought film bridges Goundo?s two worlds?scenes of girls from Mali preparing for an excision ceremony are expertly interweaved with scenes of survivors sharing their stories in Philadelphia.
Join directors and human rights leaders from the community for a discussion after the film.
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