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Filmography / Media

A. Movies

B. Documentary

C. Songs

 

 

A. Movies:

Sunnay (19’)

Authors/Contributors: Adama Woury Diallo
Release year: 2014
Language: French

Summary:
A short movie about FGM in Senegal through the life of two young girls coming from two different background.

 

Information on FGM - why it has no place in the 21st century (11’45)

Authors/Contributors: Terre des Femmes
Release year: 2012
Language: English, German, French, Tigrinya, Somalia

Summary:
This clip demonstrates why female genital mutilation should in any case be performed.

Links:

English: http://www.terre-des-femmes.ch/de/publikationen/praeventionsmaterial/77-praeventionsfilm-fgm
German: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsnzxQw59S8
French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EckmvgVhr84
Tigrinya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TkmXL9NUnw
Somalia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ntic7KZfvw

 

Dit non à l’excision (6’)

Authors/Contributors: Sister Fa
Release year: 2010
Language: French with English subtitle

Summary:
“Dit non à l’excision” is a trailer about the deep engagement of Sister Fa to sensitize the population of Senegal to dangerous consequences of FGM.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKpJ8P1weHs

 

Desert Flower (2’’00)

Authors/Contributors: Sherry Horman
Release year: 2009
Languages: English, Somali, French

Summary:
The movie is adapted from Dirie Waris’ autobiography, «Desert flower». It retraces the path of Dirie Waris from Somalia to United-States where she became a top model and UN spokeswomen on FGM and women’s right.

Link: Order here

 

Hibos Lied (55’)

Authors/Contributors: Renate Bernhard and Sigrid Dethloff
Release year: 2007
Language: German

Summary:
The movie documents the situation of African women living in communities performing FGM and the questions raised by its consequences. It is a movie about power, tradition and the emotional and physical hardships that affect many women after going through FGM. 

Link: Order here

 

Moolaadé (1’’57)

Authors/Contributors: Ousmane Sembène
Release year: 2004
Languages: Bambara with German or French subtiles

Summary:
The movie sets in a Senegalese village. Collé Ardo does not accept her daughter excision. The new spreads in the country and four girls come to ask to Collé Ardo asylum, Mooladé. In the village tradition and modernity are in confrontation.

Lending options: EZEF Evangelisches Zentrum für entwicklungsbezogene Filmarbeit www.ezef.de

 

Le pari de Bintou (17’)

Authors/Contributors: Julia Pimsleur, Kristen L. Johnson and la Cams
Release year: 1995
Languages: French, English

Summary:
A "fictional documentary" concerning female genital mutilation in Europe. “Le pari de Bintou” tells the story of a young Malian mother facing the critical decision of whether excise her baby daughter or not.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCC9pPU7fpk

 

 

B. Documentary and broadcast:

Le hip hop contre l’excision (7’)

Authors/Contributors: TV5 Monde, Camille Sarret
Release year: 2012
Language: French

Summary:
Senegalese singer and activist Sister Fa talks about FGM during an interview with TV5 Monde in Brussels.

Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGS0kyoBNeE

 

Fuuta, le temps est venu d’en parler (51’)

Authors/Contributors:Eric D'Agostino, Marc Dacosse
Release year: 2012
Language: Peuhl subtitles in French

Summary:
“Fuuta, le temps est venu d’en parler” follows Harouna journey cross Peuhl communities. The young Fulani man from North Mali is up set by her friend´s death following FGM. He discovers how Peuhl communities perceive the practice and finally discover that some villages are abandoning it.

Link: http://www.respectforchange.org/video/fuuta-le-temps-est-venu-den-parler/

 

Kuma, la Parole (15’)

Authors/Contributors: Respect for Change
Release year: 2011
Language: Bambara, French subtitles

Summary:
Five spots and daily situations intertwined to evoke the excision and create debate.

Link: http://www.respectforchange.org/video/kuma-la-parole-afar/

 

L'Excision: une pratique, des vies brisées (29’)

Authors/Contributors: Françoise Baba
Release year: 2011
Language: French

Summary:
This documentay deals with FGM in Adamaoua regions in North Cameroon.

 

Excision, les chemins de l’abandon  (15’)

Authors/Contributors:Félix Vigné, Equilibre et Populations
Release year: 2010
Language: French

Summary:
This documentary was diffused by the NGO, Équilibre et Population and AMSOPT under the program “Protect the Next Generation”. The latter aimed to end FGM in the district of Kayes in Mali. Testimonies as well as voices against FGM shed lights on the prevalence of the practice.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsuXSF8rYKw

 

Alle 11 Sekunden (0’11)

Authors/Contributors: Terre des Femmes
Release year: 2009
Language: German

Summary:
With the support of the Heymann Brandt de Gelmini Werbeagentur AG, TERRE DES FEMMES calls up in this short clip on the end of FGM. 

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQOuQj923fM

 

Narben, die keiner sieht , Beschnittene Frauen in Deutschland (29’)

Authors/Contributors: Renate Bernhard, Sigrid Dethloff
Release year: 2001
Language: German

Summary:
A documentary about female genital mutilation in Germany.

Links:
Lending options/ Ausleihinformationen: Evangelische Medienzentralen www.evangelische-medienzentralen.de;
Landesfilmdienst BW www.landesfilmdienst-bw.de

 

The Cut (43’)

Authors/Contributors: Beryl Magok
Release year: 2001
Language: English, German, French

Summary:
This documentary addresses the topic of FGM among the ethnic group Kuria in Kenya. Beryl Magok realised this documentary in his own hometown. The familiar environment made it possible to get close to all participants and thus filmed authentic interviews and both scene of preparing and executing ritual as well as activist’s actions to end FGM.

Link: http://thecutdocumentary.wordpress.com

 

Bolokoli - Mädchenbeschneidung in Mali (29’)

Authors/Contributors: Rita Erben
Release year: 2000
Language: German

Summary:
“Bolokoli” means excision in Bambara. The documentary shows women in Mali fighting against the practice from deepest convictions.

Links:
Lending options: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung www.bmz.de;
Landesfilmdienste www.landesfilmdienste.de;

 

Ein ganz besonderer Tag

Authors/Contributors: TERRE DES FEMMES
Release year: 2000
Language: German

Summary:
In 2000, TERRE DES FEMMES co-operated with four students from the University of Music and Film Munich to realize this spotlight. The latter is about FGM in Germany. It aims at rising awareness among young directors and a broader public.

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Feminine Dilemma (24’)

Authors/Contributors: Zara Mahamat Yacoub
Release year: 1994
Language: Arabic, English, French

Summary:
This documentary is a fiction-documentary about a young girl having undergone FGM in Chad.  After showing the actual operation, the documentary presents a series of interviews with religious leaders, women group representatives, health workers, and survivors giving their opinions or sharing their knowledge about the practice.

 

Warrior Marks (54’)

Authors/Contributors: Prathiba Parmar and Alice Walker
Release year: 1994
Language: English

Summary:
After her 1992 novel, Possessing the Secret of Joy, Alice Walker teamed up with Prathiba Walker in order to realize « Warrior Marks », a documentary about ritual female mutilation in Africa. It includes interviews with victims, activists engaged against female circumcision, and circumsizers.

Links:
Lending options: Evangelische Medienzentralen www.evangelische-medienzentralen.de;
Evangelisches - lutherisches Missionswerk in Niedersachsen www.elm-mission.net

 

Secrets de Femmes, Parole d’Hommes (43’)

Authors/Contributors: Eric D'Agostino, Marc Dacosse, Jessy Nottola
Release year: 2008
Language: French

Summary:
This documentary has been realized during a clip of the singer Tiken Jak Fakoly. The two directors wonder about men’s perception of a practice that affects girls and women in Senegal.

Link: http://www.respectforchange.org/en/video/womens-secrets-mens-words-french/

 

L’Appel de Diégoune (34’30)

Authors/Contributors: Respect for Change
Release year: 2008
Language: French

Summary:
A documentary realized by the Belgian association « Respect for Change » in Diola communities of Senegal having decide to give up the practice of FGM.

Link: http://www.respectforchange.org/en/video/diegounes-call-french/

 

Femmes assises sous le couteau (26’)

Authors/Contributors: Florence Petit-Jouvet
Release year: 1995
Language: French

Summary:
The documentary brings together testimonies of men and women members of communities concerned by female genital mutilations and living in France.

Links: -

 

C. Songs

Boloko

Artist: Fatoumata Diawara
Language: Bambara with English subtitles
Release year: 2011

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEgI3QYi9Dc

 

L’excisée

Artist: Sayon Bamba
Language: French
Release year: 2011

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1chxb2PLnbI&index=6&list=PLAvPtZ7pO9I6VrmIta_2TnGMSj2NjKfmT

 

Eh ! Eh ! Eh ! Eh !

Artist: Bafing Kul
Language: French
Release year: 2011

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-BREB-AurI

 

L’excision ce n’est pas bien

Artist: Bafing Kul
Language: French
Release year: 2010

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3b9fT3Ec_Q

 

La Parole

Artist: DIALEM
Language: French
Release year: 2009

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvtkNYVZKUM

 

Excision

Artist: Féenose
Language: French
Release year: 2009

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaW29S3EBSE

           

Non à l'excision

Artist: Tiken Jah Fakoly
Language: French
Release year: 2008

Link: https://vimeo.com/23629739

 

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