Skip to comments.New documentary, The Cut, to educate about FGM, Female Genital Mutilation
Posted on 09/10/2009 2:41:52 PM PDT by blondewithbrains
Freelance journalist and photogrpaher, Linda May Kallestein, has produced a short documentary, The Cut, aimed at raising awareness of the sufferin to women caused by female genital mutilation.
The Cut is a 12 minute documentary about Mary (fourteen years old) and Alice (early twenties) from Kenya. Both are affected by the traditional rite of passage into womanhood: genital cutting.
Mary and her community are preparing for her ceremonial cutting.
Alice is studying to be a social worker to work against female genital mutilation. As the first in her community to refuse the practice, she has paid a high price for her choice to break with tradition.
Alice tells of the different myths she encounters in the community around her, as to why circumcision is practiced. Mary, on the other hand, has no voice. She just goes through the preparations and rituals in silence.
Female Genital Mutilation - FGM - affects the lives of girls and women almost all over the world. This 5000 year old African practice has migrated and has become an increasing problem in Western countries. It is condemned and outlawed.
Yet it still goes on. Often underground. In order to eradicate FGM, it is important to understand why it is practiced. This is what 'The Cut' aims to do.
'The Cut' focuses on the situation as it is in an African country. There are plans for a follow up documentary on the situation in Western countries.
Phantomfilm is the producer of both films. The Cut is directed by Linda May Kallestein.
The Cut has been accepted to the Stavanger Short Film Festival 2009. According to the organizers of the event, which takes place October 1 - 3, the documentary contributions this year are especially strong.
The film can be downloaded for free on http://www.thecutdocumentary.org/ . Donations are welcomed and will go towards the production of the follow up documentary and to projects assisting victims of or protecting girls against female genital mutilation.
Director Linda May Kallestein
telephone + 47 - 942 94 871
Producer Gaute Aadnesen
telephone +47 - 488 91 537
PR Monique Lester
London Digital PR
telephone +44 7958 411653
My guess is that the word “muslim” and “islam” are not mentioned once in this film...
oh man. this is just painfull to read and sad to imagine that they get that sick.
I don’t think I could watch this.
Whenever I hear American feminists complain about how bad it is here for women... I have to sneer... ship a few of them off to Africa or Arabia, and let them see how bad it really is out there...
Barack Hussein Obama has banned the National Day of Prayer from the White House, now get a load of THIS!!
ISLAM ON CAPITOL HILL 2009 - islamoncapitolhill.com
Does THIS leave any doubt as to what we have sitting in the White House?
Be sure to read every page!
Every page ends with ‘OUR TIME HAS COME’!!
There is absolutely no need to do this to a woman.
Oh, I hope I didn’t need a /s tag...
The Article states: “...This 5000 year old African practice has migrated and has become an increasing problem in Western countries...”
Of course, muslims may now be the primary practitioners.
When God created women. he made that area perfectly fine as is and very durable. designed to handle child birth for goodness sake ! I think women have tougher genitals than we men do. LOL
So where is the National Organization for Women on this one? The silence is deafening.
Since Obama has two young daughters, I truly hope that he is not a practicing muslim.
I read a couple articles about this once, and the consensus seemed to be that this is done because if women got no pleasure out of sex, they would be less likely to have sex with someone other than their husbands.
The National Organization for Women has been decrying female genital mutilation for at least fifteen years now. You can do a search on their website.
Nor to a man...or a male baby, as the case may be.
Involuntary circumcision of either gender is outrageous.
Cannot understand the silence when this is happening in Western countries too.
Well done to Linda May Kallestein for raising awareness.
What is worse is that it is happening here in the UK and no-one has been arrested or punished. Ludicrous!
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