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FILM - Razor's Edge: The Controversy of Female Genital Mutilation

By IRIN

 

 

 Across sub-Saharan Africa millions of girls and women battle the medical, social and psychological scars of Female Genital Mutilation.

 

 

FILM: http://www.irinnews.org/LoadFilm.aspx?MultimediaFileId=071220067&ImageId=200611307

 

Article:

http://www.irinnews.org:80/Report.aspx?ReportId=60998

 

Razorís Edge, The Controversy of Female Genital Mutilation, focuses on the issues that surround the widespread practice of female circumcision that still affects millions of women, girls and infants every year, particularly in Africa. Filmed in Sierra Leone and Ethiopia, this documentary sheds light on the cultural variations that surround this practice and the different levels of government and humanitarian intervention in place in both countries. The film gives voice to the generations of women who have been silenced by the secrecy that surrounds FGM and presents the real truth behind why it still exists today. The film shows that an end to FGM can only exist when governments impose the necessary legislation but will only end completely when the communities themselves no longer regard female circumcision as an essential part of tradition and culture.





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