Only one week old, Jaha was subjected to the most extreme form of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), something she did not realize until her wedding day at the age of 15. Upon becoming a mother herself, she promises her daughter that she will never be subjected to FGM. JAHA'S PROMISE follows this brave woman as she travels from the US to her native Gambia to challenge her own family, local politicians and the global community on behalf the 200 million girls and women who live with the consequences of FGM worldwide.
Festival guest: Jaha Dukureh
Patrick Farrelly, Kate O'Callaghan
Patrick Farrelly (USA), Kate O'Callaghan (USA) Farrelly and O'Callaghan directed NUALA: A LIFE AND DEATH (2011) together. O'Callaghan has also directed VOICES FROM THE GRAVE (2010)