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Silent Scream: Female Genital Mutilation

Synopsis
SILENT SCREAM is a drama-documentary made by 27 young women who attend schools in the Bristol area, with the support of Zed Productions and Integrate Bristol. Its primary aim is to persuade the communities that the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) must stop. Over 20,000 girls could be at risk in the UK. And an estimated 100 to 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences of FGM. This compelling short film highlights the myths and misconceptions that appear to justify the practice of female genital mutilation. For the documentary part of the film the young women interviewed, among others, Chief Detective Inspector David McCallum, Dr Comfort Momoh MBE, Dr Sheikh Abdalla Yassin OBE and a mother who wishes to remain anonymous but whose heartrending personal story is a defining element in the film.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Notes
To support the awareness and prevention of FGM Classroom Video is offering this film to stream for free when customers purchase any other title from their catalogue.
Uses
KS4-HE
Subjects
Social Studies; Women’s studies
Keywords
female genital mutilation; human rights; social problems

Online availability

URI
http://www.classroomvideo.co.uk/secondary-schools/silent-scream.html
Price
£20 (streaming licence)
Delivery
Streamed

Sponsor

Name

Integrate Bristol

Name

Zed Productions

Distributor

Name

Classroom Video

Notes
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