BIFF 2017: 26. september - 4. oktober
Checkpoints - Competition

Jaha's Promise

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Jaha's Promise
Gambia / Storbritannia / USA / 2017 / 1 t. 20 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
norsk
CAST:
Jaha Dukureh
DIRECTOR:
Patrick Farrelly, Kate O'Callaghan
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Kate McCullough
PRODUCER:
Patrick Farrelly, Kate O'Callaghan
One strong woman versus a global taboo

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

to 28.09
19:00
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18:50
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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)

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