FORWARD will be screening the film Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter next Monday as part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence campaign.
The film tells the story of a African mother in the US who tries to save her daughter from the tradition of female genital mutilation (FGM) – something that happened to her as a child and would surely happen to her daughter if they were sent home. She is from Mali where up to 85% of females suffer through clitoral excision.
I wrote an article back in March for Seven Magazine which goes into more detail about the practice of FGM.
Date: 7 December 2009 Time: 6:30 – 9:30 Cost: Free, but reserve a ticket. Place: Amnesty International UK, The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
International Alert is screening Pray the Devil Back to Hell next week. I hear it’s well worth catching so I thought I’d share.
It’s an inspiring story about brave Liberian women, both Christian and Muslim, who helped restore peace in their country torn apart by a brutal civil war through non-violent protests. Awarded Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, it is said to be an eye-opener to the power of ordinary people and grassroots activism.