August 11, 2009

New Film From Women Make Movies

From Women Make Movies
WMM NEW RELEASE! MRS. GOUNDO'S DAUGHTER

A new film about a young Malian mother's fight with the U.S. legal system to protect her daughter from female genital mutilation


"Heart-wrenching testament to the integrity and solidarity of women in the face of staggering adversity."-Ed Gonzalez, The Village Voice



WMM is pleased to announce the release of MRS. GOUNDO'S DAUGHTER from Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater, which had its world premiere at Silverdocs last month, followed by a screening at the Human Rights

Watch International Film Festival. Threatened with deportation, Mrs. Goundo must convince an immigration judge that her two-year-old daughter is in danger: if returned to her family’s native country of Mali, she will be forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).



Sensitive and moving, MRS. GOUNDO'S DAUGHTER reveals how women are profoundly affected by immigration law and political asylum struggles and travels between an FGM ceremony in a Malian village to the expatriate community of Philadelphia, where Mrs. Goundo navigates the American legal system for her daughter's future.



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1 comment:

bob said...

Thank you for calling attention to this critically important issue. All women need to speak out loudly for woman's rights and to abolish this custom.