Peter Wangugi’s The Cut (Kenya) won the prize for best feature at the Africa Diaspora Cinema Festival held in Florence Italy ( July 5 to 8, 2018) and as of late it took part in the big Zanzibar International Film Festival.
The movie The Cut takes into focus female genital mutilation (aka excision/female circumcision) – one of the most revulsive, horrendous bodily harming and murdereous ritual practices. “The practice is found in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and within communities from countries in which FGM is common. Unicef estimated in 2016 that 200 million women living today in 30 countries—27 African countries, Indonesia, Iraqi Kurdistan and Yemen—have undergone the procedures.” (source is Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_genital_mutilation).
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A film developed by beneficiaries of the Amref Dagoretti Child Protection and Development Centre has received an international film award. ‘The Cut’, a film about a young boy trying to save his younger sister from female genital mutilation (FGM) and a forced early marriage received the Award for Best Feature at the second edition of […]