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Sang des Femmes, Le

Alternative title
Blood of Women, The
Synopsis
The Pokot people live in a small region straddling the border of Uganda and Kenya. This film presents the consequences of female genital mutilation through the testimonies of Pokot women, doctors and social workers. It addresses related issues such as child marriage and obstetric fistula and also highlights some positive voices of change within the community. The film aims to draw attention to the entrenched social norms that perpetuate these abuses and the challenges in tackling them.
Language
French (Standard)
Country
France
Year of release
2011
Notes
In Pokot and French with English subtitles
Subjects
Anthropology; Social Studies; Women’s studies
Keywords
circumcision; female genital mutilation; health care; human rights; Kenya; Uganda; women

Credits

Director
Christian Lajoumard

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£20.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

Acrobates Films

Address
France

Distributor

Name

FORWARD

Web
http://www.forwarduk.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8960 4000
Fax
020 8960 4014
Address
Suite 2.1
Chandelier House
8 Scrubs Lane
London
NW10 6RB
Notes
The Foundation for Women’s Health, Research and Development - FORWARD - is an African Diaspora women’s campaign and support charity (registered in the UK).

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